CORONAVIRUS: FAU Elementary and High School Students Make Face Shields

Elementary and High School Students at FAU are working remotely, together, to design and construct face shields with 3D printing technology. (Courtesy: FAU).

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: FAU Media Advisory) — Over the last month, students from Florida Atlantic University’s elementary and high schools ages 5 to 18, along with two faculty members, have worked tirelessly to create 3D printed face shields, intubation chambers and ear savers for several local hospitals in Palm Beach County. So far, they have produced more than 650 face shields, more than 500 ear savers and 36 intubation chambers and expect to collect another 350 face shields by the end of the week.

The students represent FAU’s Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies at A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) and FAU High School, who are doing their part to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and provide critical PPEs for those on the frontline of this pandemic. 

Face Shields constructed and designed FAU Elementary and High School students using 3D printers.

The FAU faculty members host social distancing drive-throughs in front of the schools where students can drop off 3D printed face shields and ear savers they created at home. Students are also able to check out 3D printers from the school and get their own personal 3D printers serviced. Local hospital representatives are able to pick up the PPEs and ear savers at this location. 

FAU has been able to donate all of this lifesaving PPE as a result of public, private and industry support.

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