Class of 2020 collaborates in Bicycle Build; more service projects kick off academic year

August 11, 2016

The Class of 2020 built a total of 54 bikes to give back to the Fountain Square community. | Photo By Tim Yates

More than 225 IU School of Medicine students, 11 faculty members and 20 Salvation Army staff members participated in a service project to donate bicycles to residents in the Fountain Square community in downtown Indianapolis. Through team-building activities, the students worked to “earn” their bike-building supplies. Once a team acquired all of the supplies, the students assembled the bike under the supervision of volunteers from a local bike shop. IUSM students built a total of 54 bicycles for people in need of transportation. Recipients also received bike locks and water bottles.

On Monday, Aug. 15, all first-year IUSM students will participate in service-learning projects as part of the new Phase 1, Transitions 1 curriculum. IUSM-Indianapolis students will be packaging basic-need items for residents of Booth Manor in cooperation with the Salvation Army. The project is sponsored by the IU School of Medicine Office of Medical Student Service-Learning.

You can view and download photos of the bike build event on IU School of Medicine's Flickr page