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TV Documentary Spotlights Students' Partnership With Wounded Veterans

It started out as a senior class project. It ended up as a passion for a team of engineering students and their unlikely partners—a group of wounded veterans.

Now a documentary has been made about the handcycles designed and built by Michigan Technological University mechanical engineering students for the Achilles Freedom Team athletes—wounded veterans who race in marathons.

The documentary is called The Wings of Angels, and it premieres this month on the American Heroes channel, a Discovery cable channel. Showings are scheduled for the following:

9 a.m. Saturday, May 24
9 a.m. Saturday, May 31

The 50-minute documentary follows the lives of two wounded veterans who have become Achilles Freedom Team marathon handcyclists, and the teams of Michigan Tech students who designed, built, tested, and refined handcycles for them.

For the full story, see http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2014/may/tv-documentary-portrays-partnership-college-students-wounded-veterans-corporate-america.html.

— Source: Michigan Technological University