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Class of 2018 Student Profiles: Penn's "Engineer that Could," Italia Fields

Commencement is Friday, May 25 and in these final weeks leading up to graduation, we’re featuring a member of the Class of 2018 from each of Penn’s seven Academies.


You’ve heard of the Little Engine that Could ... will meet S.T.E.M. Academy’s Italia Fields, Penn’s "Engineer that Could!" Italia lead the way on the Robotics Team’s latest service learning project finding ways to help Ella, a local girl paralyzed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Type 1, use the sensor controls on her power chair … herself!


Italia will attend Milwaukee School of Engineering in the Fall majoring in Mechanical Engineering in hopes that she can one day help even more children like Ella.


Click to watch the video below to learn more about Italia and the “Engineering Ella” project …


Click to watch the other Class of 2018 Excellence Happens Here student profiles on Penn-Harris-Madison’s YouTube channel.