An unusual scene at Providence Mount St. Vincenttoday – Arlene Carter shares photos and the story:
A team of five UW mechanical engineering students visited Providence Mount St. Vincent (The Mount) today to gather information for their senior project. Their goal is to design a lift to be used in developing countries that would cost less than half of what our “developed world” machines cost, without sacrificing safety or functionality. The students, Kim Phasavath, Mark Bae, Thanh Mai, Marcus Lew, and Joe Grogan, learned how The Mount’s mechanical lifts work from Mount employee Penny Garrett, a Resident Assistant. Penny demonstrated how to use each kind of lift, with students playing the role of patient. She explained features that work well and ones that could be added to improve the safety and efficiency of lifts. The students will present their results to their class and share them with The Mount at the end of spring quarter.