MET Majors Making PPE
June 1, 2020
Joab Dorsainvil and Cameren Jackson are busy making frames for face shields for front-line health care workers. And it comes naturally to them.
Working from home via five campus 3D printers, Jackson, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major/CSTEP student, and her partner Dorsainvil, an MET graduate and former CSTEP student, have been making the frames since April, at the recommendation of CSTEP advisors Parisa Saghati, Risa Stein, and Patricia Foley.
The three had been in touch with a nonprofit group, 3D Brooklyn, to see if FSC could help with the cause. They saw a need, and then a solution.
“Our CSTEP students have stepped up to the challenge, and are aiding in the fight against COVID-19 from home,” says Saghati. “It is amazing to see their enthusiasm and hard work come to light through their dedication to help the surrounding communities. It is no surprise that Cameren and Joab would be the first to volunteer and devote their time to this project, despite their crazy semester.”
Jackson is president of the campus ASME club (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), and Dorsainvil its outgoing vice president.
“We are doing this because we want to help in any way we can,” says Dorsainvil. “Both my mother and sister work in health care, and are in close contact with infected patients. Each day I observe the struggles they face to adequately protect themselves from the virus.
“Many healthcare workers put themselves in danger solely because of the lack of supplies their jobs have. We are living in an unprecedented national pandemic, and many health care workers are ill-equipped with the supplies to stay safe. Knowing the capabilities of the 3D printer, we wanted to use our talents and skills to help the healthcare workers receive the supplies that they need.”