During the uncertain beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Southern Mississippi assistant professor worked with students to create makeshift PPE and medical equipment for local hospitals amid crisis-like supply shortages.
Now, Anna Wan is being recognized for her accomplishments by Mississippi Business Journal. Wan has been named a Top in Tech leader in the state for her contributions to the field of technology.
“This recognition should not go to me alone, but to this team I belong to here at USM,” Wan said, calling the project a community effort.
Wan is an assistant professor of mathematics at USM and the director and founder of the university’s public makerspace, Eagle Maker Hub, where she and her students created PPE and equipment from various materials, including gym bags, windshield wiper motors and lumber.
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