The University of Wyoming’s Engineering Education and Research Building Student Innovation Center has almost $1.4 million worth of brand new equipment, including 3D printers.
Now, under the leadership of Makerspace Coordinator Tyler Kerr, those 3D printers are being used to make surgical masks for hospitals across the state as part of the coalition. On Monday, they provided 115 masks for the staff at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
“This absolutely felt like something we had to do,” Kerr said, considering the resources they have at their fingertips. “I think it’s really in our power and should be expected of us to help.”
Kerr first heard about the possibility to 3D print surgical masks from a registered nurse at CRMC. Working at the direction of health-care professionals, UW students and staff have printed masks they know those in the…