TU Students Turn Senior Projects into Community Service

May 6, 2013

One of the Little Lighthouse students prepares to test out the Surfin' Tubes.
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Therapist Anne McCoy instructs one of the students on how to make the Magic Rider move.
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University of Tulsa engineering students present two new projects to the Little Lighthouse.

One is a slide made out of conveyor rollers that can be converted into a table and a seesaw. It’s called the Surfin’ Tubes.

The other is a remote controlled vehicle that the children can drive. It’s called the Magic Rider.

The devices are the results of the TU students’ senior design projects.

Therapists say projects like these help the special needs students develop cognitive and speech skills—and help them have fun.