Friday, February 16th from 1:00pm – 7:00pm

U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention is recruiting individuals to participate in a research study (HUM00237590) about the availability and convenience of resources to dispose of unwanted firearms. This study will assist in the development of firearm disposal prototypes that can be installed and secured in public places. The study team is recruiting engineers (including students) from all disciplines and levels of experience to participate in an interactive and facilitated six-hour workshop in person on U-M North Campus on Friday, February 16 from 1:00pm – 7:00pm in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The workshop will include group discussions, individual activities, low-fidelity prototyping of ideas, and engagement with engineers from different disciplinary backgrounds. Selected individuals will apply their engineering skills and insights to the practical challenges and the design and technological solutions to firearm disposal. Participants will be compensated with a $200 gift card (or equivalent) at the end of the workshop.

Learn more about this research project and indicate your interest in participation by completing a brief interest survey as soon as possible. Completing the interest survey does not enroll you in this study. The short interest survey will prompt you to answer questions about your interest, engineering experience, ability to participate in the workshop, demographic questions and contact information including your name, phone, and email to allow the project team to contact you. The University of Michigan Medical School Institutional Review Board (IRBMED) has determined that this study is exempt from IRB oversight.

If you have questions about this research study, please contact