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Print and Play: Pediatric Patients Get Creative with Stony Brook Students’ 3D Printing Technology


Reporter Contact:  631-444-7880


WHAT:  Stony Brook University senior Naveen Mallangada has his hands filled with his studies and researching pancreatic cancer in the Division of Cancer Prevention, but when he had an idea about a year ago to bring 3D printed toys to the kids at Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital – he worked to make it a reality. 

Naveen founded the 3Diatrics Club, and in collaboration with the Innovation Lab and Child Life team, he and the other student members are putting on a special show-and-tell of the University’s 3D printer in the Children’s Hospital playroom.  During the workshop, they demonstrate how a real 3D printer works, give out previously printed toys, and hope to inspire the next generation of innovators, scientists, and engineers!



  • Naveen Mallangada ’17, biology major in the Scholars for Medicine Program (BS/MD), Stony Brook University
  • Members of 3Diatrics
  • Pediatric patients of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
  • Joan Alpers, Child Life Director, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital


WHY:  3Diatrics is passionate about 3D printing and helping people. Members hold monthly workshops with pediatric patients at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, giving them a chance to have fun, be creative, and learn about 3D printing. They aim to become leaders in compassionate innovation and improve patient experience.


WHEN:  Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2-4pm

WHERE:  Stony Brook Children’s Hospital 

101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, New York 11794

LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road. Cross Nesconset Highway (Route 347). Follow Hospital signs; turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue to second light and turn left onto hospital campus. Parking available in hospital garage.  



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