Highlands College student designed and created a key ring fob for sexual assault awareness

Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 19:25:09-04

BUTTE – Highlands College student designed and created a key ring fob that is designed to get out an important message about sexual assault awareness on campus.

“It’s pretty good actually it’s my first big project and I feel pretty accomplished,” said Highlands College sophomore Chandler Hawley.

Campus officials went to this 22-year-old drafting student from Billings to design the fob with the frontstander message. He replicated the logo design and is having about 300 made with these 3-D printers right on the Butte campus.

“Design to production is not an easy task. It takes a special type of person and Chandler, like I said, has far exceeded the expectation,” said instructor Becky Morris.

It took almost 7 hours to make six of these little fobs and then they just pull them out like that and they’ll make 300 of these and distribute them to students all over the place and it is quite meticulous work. It took a lot of trial and error to get these down.

“It was about the sixth of the seventh attempt, it was a bit frustrating at first, not being able to get the hand in the correct position it needed to be or the Montana Tech logo to be oriented and centered right,” Hawley said.

Morris added, “I think it’s great, he’s made a model that they are going to be using for a long time.”

And the message is one they hope Highlands and Montana Tech students will use to be proactive against sexual assault.

“Frontstander is the hand symbol, you know, enough is enough, back off,” Morris said.

Standing up against sexual assault.