Materials Science Presentation by Mr. Steve Rolwes

Mr. Orlando reports...

“THE Mr. Rolwes visited our Introduction to Materials Science class yesterday to discuss his new career as an orthotics and prosthetics clinician. In that role, Mr. Rolwes helps his patients by designing and fitting them with prosthetic devices that improve their mobility and ability to do whatever tasks they seek to achieve. In addition to discussing his role in medicine, Mr. Rolwes explained the physics behind prosthesis design – specifically, how different polymers and metals are selected for fabrication based on their physical properties, resulting in optimal performance for the device.  Many thanks to Mr. Rolwes for offering the guys an opportunity to see the immediate application of materials science outside of the lab!”