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Dillon Compton's focus is split between computer science, biology, and robotics. Daniel Eareckson studies design. Alex Smith's classwork mostly involves emergency medicine and education. Try to find these three third-year students on any given Thursday night, though, and they won't be pursuing those subjects. The trio, along with other Hampshire students, will more than likely be found in a tucked-away corner of the Lemelson Center serving their apprenticeship at a trade that goes back thousands of years.
These guys, believe it or not, are blacksmiths.
"It's something most people think is a dead art," says Compton. "We're all still amateurs, but we're getting there."