Here is What the Teens of AEYL are doing about it and how YOU can Help
Alliance of Elite Youth Leadership (A.E.Y.L.) and Honi’s Coffeehouse is partnering with the Woodrow Wilson HS Robotics Team to use STEM to promote and produce face shields for first responders during this difficult time; bringing a highly necessary source to McKinney, Texas and surrounding cities. The 3D printing experience is not only providing AEYL Teen Members an opportunity to learn business and STEM skills, but is a phenomenal way of contributing to the community with a grand gesture.
After a great deal of research, our STEM teams have identified and tested several designs before deciding to manufacture the design from Columbia University Libraries, which has been tested and have been used in the New York-Presbyterian Hospitals for the past few weeks. Further, the local Infection Prevention team at Baylor Scott + White, led by their Chief Administrative
Officer, Doug Smith, also approved the shield design.
The Face Shield Kits include 1) 3D Printed Visor made from PLA (polylactic acid) 2) Face Shield made from acetate 3) Non-Latex Elastic Band 4) Foam Strip made from low-density closed-cell foam. Our teams are working on aiming all of the resources we can gather to help fight against COVID-19. We're putting together several units of 3D printers to 3D print medical face shields to donate to local medical professionals, local businesses and first responders fighting COVID-19. As we anticipate high demand, we do not want to face a supply shortage. Therefore, we are always accepting donations to help us purchase new printers and components for the shields to expand our capabilities. If you are interested in helping fund this project or have materials to donate, please contact us!
For more information about being a donor to support our teens as they make a difference during this pandemic, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org