Representatives from the Department of Engineering and Technology at A&M-Commerce attended a Dec. 15 luncheon at Paris Regional Medical Center (PRMC), where the department was recognized for providing personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A&M-Commerce attendees included Brent Donham, Ed.D., dean of the College of Science and Engineering; Perry Moler, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the Jimmy and Sherroll Shirley Makerspace; and student Tamara Susa, who assisted with the project.
Moler led a team of students who utilized 3D printers and laser cutters in the on-campus Jimmy and Sherroll Shirley Makerspace to produce more than 1,000 face shields, most of which were designated for PRMC.
The department also reverse-engineered an accompanying component to ensure the face shields fit healthcare providers and properly protected them from the virus.
Donham reported that PRMC representatives were greatly appreciative, stating that their nursing staff preferred the superior-quality face shields produced by A&M-Commerce. The hospital presented plaques to Moler and the department.
(Photo courtesy of Paris Regional Medical Center. Pictured left to right: Tamara Susa, Dr. Brent Donham and Dr. Perry Moler with Doug Holzbog, A&M-Commerce alum and executive director of network development for Paris Regional Medical Center.)