West Warwick students creating face shields for healthcare workers


WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Four students in West Warwick and their Industrial Technology teacher are making the most of a distance learning experience forced by COVID-19.

Seth Giguere, Jake Spencer, Johanna Gallo, all juniors, and Alec Montaquila, a senior, are using 3D printers to make face shields for front line health and safety workers.

The face shields are made by using a combination of open-source print files as well as student engineered modifications to existing files to improve the effectiveness of the products, according to the school.

The project is coordinated by Michael Shunney, a 20-year veteran teacher of Pre-Engineering and Facilities Operation & Management Career Pathways.

The school says project beneficiaries include Care New England, Town of West Warwick EMA and the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers & Health Professionals.

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