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2014: Women Who Weld

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project - 2014

Authors: Samantha Farr


Women Who Weld, Detroit, MI. This project focused on further developing Women Who Weld, a program designed to teach women how to weld. Samantha Farr, the founder and lead instructor, recruited two women from COTS, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter, and spent a week teaching the two participants the basics of MIG welding. Farr and the participants fabricated a bus bench that is now in use on the Fenkell bus route (at Fenkell and W Parkway) in the Brightmoor section of northwest Detroit.

Samantha Farr and Women Who Weld‚Äč was featured in InStyle's article, "The Badass 50: Meet the Women Who Are Changing the World."

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