As COVID-19 spread further into New York City, Madiha Choksi knew she couldn’t sit back and do nothing. Little did she know, Choksi would end up producing hundreds of face shields in a matter of weeks.
Choksito works as a librarian at Columbia University and also runs the 3D printing program at the library. On March 19, Choksi received an email that put her face shield production into motion. “I got an email from Dr. Pierre Elias from New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He mentioned how there’s a shortage of PPE equipment for hospital staff,” said Choksi. “He attached some crowdsource files of protective face shields and asked me if I could 3D print some prototypes.” Choksi got right to work. She reached […]
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