Partners and Community Engagement

In collaboration with Adriel School, the University of Dayton and local Boards of Development Disabilities, The HUB creates an awe-inspiring, mutually-beneficial environment that leaves a lasting impact on everyone involved.

The HUB and University of Dayton’s ETHOS Center

As The HUB continues to grow, we have paired with the University of Dayton School of Engineering’s ETHOS Program to enlist some extra help from their students. Each student serves with us for one term, gaining valuable experience in Engineering while also serving the community. Learn about the students we have worked with, what they helped us with, and where they are headed next below!

Lauren Komanetsky

Lauren Komanetsky is a rising senior at the University of Dayton studying mechanical engineering with a minor in human movement biomechanics. When choosing where to do her ETHOS immersion, she was really intrigued by The HUB because of her background in biomechanics and working with individuals with developmental disabilities. When asked about her experience so far, she said, “I was really intrigued by this program to begin with because I had never seen anything like it, but since I’ve been here, it consistently exceeds my expectations. There is so much joy and care in this office that I have never experienced before, and I can’t wait to see where it takes me through this summer, and maybe even past that.” At The HUB, Lauren has worked on building our new website, making flyers and marketing The HUB, and has learned a lot about 3D Printing and CAD. She will return to UD in the fall and plans to graduate in spring 2022. After graduation, she will probably continue onto her master’s in biomechanics or something along those lines.

Elizabeth Musco

Elizabeth Musco is a 2021 graduate from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in dance. She joined the HUB team through ETHOS, an experiential learning opportunity at UD, during her final semester. When asked about her decision, Elizabeth said “I chose to volunteer at Heart of Unlimited Boundaries because it combined my passions of engineering design, human movement, youth development, and education. I stayed beyond my term because it was that and so much more. I honestly love it here. It is my first engineering opportunity that leaves me inspired.” At the HUB, Elizabeth designs adaptive switches and teaches the 3DSE course. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys dancing, going for walks, and spending time with friends. (Cori is not one of them. Don’t let her fool you.) Elizabeth’s next adventure is to Redwood City, CA where she will volunteer and teach at a youth community center, and she hopes to instill a 3D education program. Rocky has been warned to expect a phone call from her July 2022 begging for an opportunity to return.

Arvind Muthukumar Subramanian

Arvind is a graduate student at University of Dayton pursuing my masters in Mechanical Engineering. He is an international student at UD  from the Southern part of India called Bangalore. During spring of 2020 he had the opportunity to work at The HUB as a part of ETHOS program from the university. When asked about why he chose The HUB and his time here, he said, “I chose The HUB because I was intrigued by 3D-printing and Hub would be the right place for me. Working at the HUB was very exciting especially when you are around passionate people like Rocky. I also had the opportunity to work on development of assistive technology for therapy and witness the impact it had on people. Working at HUB made me a better engineer and also taught me the impact engineers have on the community. I thank Rocky and ETHOS for providing me this wonderful opportunity.”