The Harvard Ed Portal is thrilled to be hosting the first ever Allston-Brighton Community Conversation as part of the Boston Creates cultural planning process on Wednesday, July 8th from 6-8pm.This event is a chance for Allston-Brighton residents to share their thoughts about arts and culture in the community.
Before a Harvard crowd of 50 -- faculty members, graduate students, and scientists -- Sam Ingersoll demonstrated the soft robotics manta ray wing he developed using 3-D design.
"Soft robotics have become extremely prevalent in the last few years because 3-D printing is so available," he said. "Manta rays are ideal for study because they're incredibly efficient. So one of the goals for this project was to make an underwater hydraulic implementation of a manta ray's wing."
This piece is part six in a series featuring student interns from Harvard College, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and local high schools who have been working as part of Harvard's Public School Partnerships team during the 2014-2015 school year.