Daniel Zalik Academy (DZA) Senior Design Capstone

Guided by the DZA’s Director of Technology & Design Chris Chapman and Director of Science Research and Entrepreneurship Adna Muliawan, students in the DZA senior capstone project have kicked off their year-long project. This year’s class is working on one project as a team, focusing on utilizing 3D printing in “novel circumstances,” specifically in the realm of prosthetics for dogs who were either born impaired or suffered from an injury that has left them without a limb(s).

Students will begin in the needfinding (discovery) phase by gathering expert contacts to conduct informational interviews. The experts' areas of professional focus include Georgia Tech professors, BioTech entrepreneurs, physical therapists, prosthetists, veterinarians, and 3D printing experts. Beginning with these interviews will help students gain perspective on the overall scope of the problem and narrow their focus for product development. 
Students will learn to establish a formalized process by defining the project, setting up the challenges to address, identifying what market research needs to be conducted, establishing goals, and creating an overall timeline. In addition to these critical components, the students will also gain hands-on experience with the construction and troubleshooting of sophisticated 3D printing techniques, which they will use to create, test, and modify their prototypes.
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