UCI News

UCI Engineering Faculty Design, Deliver 5,000 Face Shields to Local Medical Center

Engineered Systems, April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

UCI Engineering Faculty Design, Deliver 5,000 Face Shields to Local Medical Center

Working with UCI Beall Applied Innovation, faculty members from The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts – with input from the School of Medicine and the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing – designed a face shield and assembled and tested prototypes within six days. Within another 11 days, 5,000 units were produced via 3-D printing and laser cutting and delivered to the medical center. They are now being used on the front lines.