Summer 2016 AutoDesk Internships

Autodesk Foundation invited the Enable Community Foundation to submit proposals for the Autodesk Student Expert Summer Internships program. This program supports Autodesk Student Experts using Autodesk software products to complete a supervised design project by the end of the summer.

A number of academic researchers from around the world responded and Autodesk selected three of the submitted proposals to post to the Expert Student network. All three were filled! 


The development of a 3D printed hand prosthesis to monitor prosthetic usage

The development of The LifeHand 2.0 in conjunction with 3d Life Prints

The creation of anthropomorphic soft fingers for 3D-printed prosthetic devices


We hope you are as excited as we are to follow these projects throughout the summer!




James Pierce

University of Nebraska

Lead Investigator: Jorge Zuniga

Autodesk Product: Fusion 360

PI Institution: University of Nebraska

Student Expert: James Pierce

Location: Nebraska

View Jorge Zuniga’s project  



Neeraj Rao

Georgia Institute of Technology

Lead Investigator: Adam Arabian (3d prints for Life)

Autodesk Products: Inventor, Fusion 360, and Meshmixer

PI Institution: Seattle Pacific University

Student Expert: Neeraj Rao

Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya

View Adam Arabian’s project  



João Lourenço

University of Coimbra

Lead Investigator: Mahmoud Tavakol

Autodesk Product: 123D Catch and Fusion 360 Fusion 360

PI Institution: University of Coimbra

Student Expert: Joao Lourenco

Location: Portugal

View Mahmoud Tavakol’s project