College students in the Lehigh Valley have turned into essential workers making supplies for a local hospital. Computer science students at Moravian College are 3D printing stethoscopes and face shields for St. Lukes.
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“I've been in college admissions for over 32 years and I literally thought that I had seen it all up until this,” said Mary Beth Carey, executive director of admission and financial aid at Moravian College.
During the coronavirus pandemic, four students and Jeff Bush, assistant professor of computer science, have been pulling long shifts in Moravian’s 3D printing lab to make those tools for first responders and health care workers.
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Dr. Bush works with four students on this project, and all students rotate on six-hour shifts to cover every 24 hours. This is to make sure the machines are working at all times, and to produce equipment faster. “We’ve already given St. Luke’s 240 stethoscopes.” said Dr. Bush. “We have 80 more that we’re going to deliver today and our goal next week is to get up to 500.”
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