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20-Year-Old Helps Make PPE for Health Care Workers in More than 125 Locations
Jewish Journal

20-Year-Old Helps Make PPE for Health Care Workers in More than 125 Locations

Since the SoCal Makers COVID-19 Response Team was started in March by Boeing engineer and longtime FIRST mentor Eric Gever, a Cypress resident, the group has grown to more than 150 volunteers − many of whom are high-school or college students like Hasen-Klein. The group has provided more than 15,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to health care workers at upward of 125 hospitals, medical facilities and senior residences.
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ASU Engineering Alum Inspiring Student Response to COVID-19
ASU Full Circle

ASU Engineering Alum Inspiring Student Response to COVID-19

“I really enjoyed the robotics program in high school, so I wanted to make sure I gave back in some way,” he says. “During college at ASU, I volunteered at robotics events in Arizona, and I knew I wanted to continue that kind of support when I came back to California.”
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Studio City Youth Makes Equipment for Health Care Providers
Cm. Paul Krekorian (CD 2)

Studio City Youth Makes Equipment for Health Care Providers

Jared is part of a team of volunteers - 150 and counting - who have devoted much of their so-called free time to creating shields that provide extra facial protection to health care workers. The SoCal Makers COVID-19 Response Team has so far created more than 11,500 shields and other personal protective equipment.
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[Chinese Language] Chinese teenagers, home for more than a month, 3D print hundreds of pieces of PPE to donate to hospitals
Chinese In LA

[Chinese Language] Chinese teenagers, home for more than a month, 3D print hundreds of pieces of PPE to donate to hospitals

疫情期间所有赛事取消,包括青少年科技赛事FIRST 机器人国际大赛。但以启发青少年科学、技术思维为宗旨的FIRST组织并未因此而停止其职能,设计全新项目,邀请孩子们加入疫情期间的特别“科技任务”。
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Combating Covid-19 – Protective Equipment
The California State University

Combating Covid-19 – Protective Equipment

LBR teamed up with one of its mentors, aerospace engineer Eric Gever, who has gathered a number of groups, from college and high school students to hobbyists,​ to make and donate face shields for healthcare centers across the United States.
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Rep. Waters Applauds Hawthorne High School for Producing PPE for Healthcare Workers & First Responders
Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) // Facebook

Rep. Waters Applauds Hawthorne High School for Producing PPE for Healthcare Workers & First Responders

Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) held a virtual meeting with Hawthorne High School of Manufacturing & Engineering coordinator, Lucas Pacheco, and two student volunteers, to discuss their efforts to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for local healthcare workers and first responders. Through the school’s partnership with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Mr. Pacheco, Cameron Hartley, a Hawthorne High School senior, and Elias Marquez, a recent Hawthorne High School graduate, have produced 1,275 surgical mask “ear savers” for local frontline workers.
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Coronavirus: Cypress engineer turns to 3D printer to help hospitals
The Orange County Register

Coronavirus: Cypress engineer turns to 3D printer to help hospitals

“Everyone in this project is helping in their own way,” said Gever, who has turned his garage into a distribution center. He is making daily trips to the post office. His growing group has now made 10,000 face shields and 1,500 mask straps.
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3D Printing to Save Lives: Diamond Bar, Walnut High robotics teams help fight pandemic
Walnut Valley Unified School District

3D Printing to Save Lives: Diamond Bar, Walnut High robotics teams help fight pandemic

Over the past several weeks, tech savvy teens from Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools quietly answered a call to aide first responders during the global pandemic. When students learned of the dire shortage of personal protective equipment for frontline medical staff and how anyone with a 3D printer could fill the void – they sprang into action.
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Hawthorne High School students create and distribute surgical mask ‘ear savers’
Daily Breeze

Hawthorne High School students create and distribute surgical mask ‘ear savers’

While schools have moved to distance learning and non-essential business have closed, students at Hawthorne High School of Manufacturing and Engineering have still been putting their skills and equipment to good use.
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Students volunteer to 3D print face shields
The Poly Post

Students volunteer to 3D print face shields

Members of Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering recently joined the SoCal Makers COVID-19 Response Team in its efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus by making 3D printed face shields. Boeing aerospace engineer Eric Gever founded the SoCal Makers COVID-19 Response Team on March 29 as COVID-19 cases were on the rise and social distancing was put into order across the nation.
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SCV residents turn to 3D printing to fill PPE shortage
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

SCV residents turn to 3D printing to fill PPE shortage

Groups like Project 691 Robotics, an SCV high-school robotics team, are banding together with other FIRST Robotics students, college engineering students, makers and professionals to create a 3D-printing network.
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Community, Poly Students Churn Out 3D-Printed Face Shields
Long Beach Grunion Gazette

Community, Poly Students Churn Out 3D-Printed Face Shields

Last weekend, the Covid Makers of Long Beach Response Team — that’s what Gever calls his team of manufacturers and distributors — was working almost around the clock to prepare shields to be delivered around the country.
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15 Practical Ways You Can Help Fight COVID-19
Medium

15 Practical Ways You Can Help Fight COVID-19

If you’ve been feeling helpless or that there’s no real action you can take to help others (besides staying home), get that notion out of your head!
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