How a Small Tribal College Stepped Up to Make Face Shields for Health Workers
Sara Weissman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
When a small tribal college in Michigan received a request from its community two weeks ago to make face masks for local workers providing key services during the coronavirus emergency, it immediately got to work.
Using 3D printing technology, students in the advanced manufacturing program at Bay Mills Community College plan to produce 3,000 lightweight, reusable face shields in three weeks. Students already are manufacturing them at a rate of about 150 per day. The face shields will go to eight local organizations—two hospitals, a health center, a fire department, a correctional facility, two police departments, and a volunteer ambulance corps.