Role model

Easton LaChappelle, of Mancos, visited Dolores Elementary School for Career Day and talked with students about prosthetic arms he designed and earned him a meeting with President Barack Obama. LaChappelle made the parts for a limb using 3-D printers in his bedroom. The contraption was featured at the White House Science Fair in April, and he worked with NASA’s robotics team during an internship. Enlargephoto

Courtesy photo

Easton LaChappelle, of Mancos, visited Dolores Elementary School for Career Day and talked with students about prosthetic arms he designed and earned him a meeting with President Barack Obama. LaChappelle made the parts for a limb using 3-D printers in his bedroom. The contraption was featured at the White House Science Fair in April, and he worked with NASA’s robotics team during an internship.