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Tish Scolnik

Tish Scolnik ('10 Course 2) is a co-inventor of the Leveraged Freedom Chair, a lever-powered wheelchair to assist in the ease of wheelchair travel in developing countries. Tish and her team of fellow inventors won a 2008 IDEAS Competition Award for their design of the Leveraged Freedom Chair. While taking the service learning course "Wheelchair Design for Developing Countries" in her freshman year, Tish was inspired to make a difference in the lives of the physically challenged. She has traveled to Tanzania several times after receiving Public Service Fellowships from the PSC to implement another one of her ideas of a small-business wheelchair, in which the physically disabled are given the opportunity to operate businesses from their wheelchair. In addition to her work on wheelchair design, she has received a Truman Scholarship, one of 60 juniors in the nation, to continue her work in public service.

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