Press Conference, 6/25: College of the Ouachitas and Robohand

MEDIA ALERT
On June 25, 2014, there will be a press announcement regarding the strategic alliance that has been formed between College of the Ouachitas and Robohand.  You are invited to attend the press conference where you will have the opportunity to be the first media outlet to publish the story.

The first venture of the Robohand and College alliance is the grand opening of the Robohand Print Farm at College of the Ouachitas, the biggest print farm in the world. The print farm, under the direction of Mr. Jody Callahan, College of the Ouachitas Division Chair for Applied Sciences, will prepare and distribute 3D printed Robohand components worldwide. The print farm will have “open time” where the public can pay to have 3D prints grown, which will ensure the sustainability of the Robohand Print Farm at College of the Ouachitas to provide 3D printed Robohand components worldwide.

During this press conference you will get first hand exposure to a limb different individual receiving their Roboarm for the first time. This life changing event should not be missed!

You will have the opportunity after the press conference to conduct interviews with representatives of College of the Ouachitas and Robohand.
There will be further announcements regarding a 3D Printing curriculum that will be launched at the College.

WHAT:         Joint Press Conference with College of the Ouachitas and Robohand

WHO:           Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker, President of College of the Ouachitas; Jody Callahan, College of the Ouachitas Division Chair Applied Sciences and 3D Printing Specialist; Richard Van As, Creator of Robohand and Leonard Nel, Communications Director Robohand

WHEN:         Wednesday, June 25th.  Three press conferences will be held throughout the day (U.S. Central Time)—9:00 a.m., Noon, and 3:00 p.m.  The college president and Robohand representatives will be available for live TV and radio interviews immediately following the press conference.

WHERE:        The announcement will be made on College of the Ouachitas’ campus, located at One College Circle, Malvern, Arkansas. Those travelling on I-30 East or West, take the Malvern 98-A exit, merge onto Hwy 270 West/MLK Blvd., turn left at 3rd light onto W. Moline Street, take 2nd left onto Park Drive, take 1st right onto College of the Ouachitas campus. Follow parking signs for Media Parking.

OTHER:         College of the Ouachitas will provide a media room, complete with charging stations and refreshments. If overnight accommodations are needed, suggested hotels in Malvern are:

Holiday Inn Express
2660 S. River Creek Drive, Malvern, Arkansas 72104
1-888-HOLIDAY (1-888-465-4329) 
http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/malvern

Comfort Inn
2320 Leopard Lane, Malvern, AR, US, 72104
(501) 467-3300
http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-malvern-arkansas-AR120

CONTACT:    Please RSVP for the press conferences at pr@coto.edu by COB Monday, June 23, in order to ensure space availability.
Amber Childers, Executive Director of College Advancement
College of the Ouachitas
(501)332-0234
amber@coto.edu