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Oakland students team with 3D printers to build hundreds of hospital face shields

Madison Park Academy students created more than 700 face shields to donate to hospitals across the country amid to Covid-19 pandemic.

High school students in Tawana Guillaume’s engineering pathway have created hundreds of face shields on 3D printers as part of a group called 3D Printing Friends.

The group donated the printed face shields to numerous hospitals including Alta Bates in Berkeley, St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, Mt. Sinai in New York City and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, among others.

According to the Oakland Unified School District, 3D Printing Friends has donated over 5,100 shields to date, and the students of Madison Park Academy cleaned and packaged most of them.

OUSDNews Students at Madison Park Academy in Oakland, Calif. team with 3D Printing Friends to create and donate hundreds of face shields for hospitals fighting Covid-19.

Adding how commendable the students’ devotion is to help those in need in the Bay Area and across the country, Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell, said:

“Our students have been working through extremely challenging circumstances, but that hasn’t dampened their dedication or their brilliance.”

Johnson-Trammell said:

“I applaud Ms. Guillaume and her remarkable young people.”

The project is set to continue through the summer.

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