Yale School of Nursing (YSN) recently received 1,000 injection-molded face shields, the result of a collaboration with Cisco

July 16, 2020

John Marshall, Distinguished Engineer and founding member of the Cisco volunteer team, said the partnership with YSN began in the Department of Computer Science. Assistant Professor Robert Soulé was working with the Cisco Research Center on a grant proposal, and during one of those discussions the technology company mentioned its plans to 3D print personal protective equipment (PPE) for emergency use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ariadne’s skein next led to Vince Wilczynski, Deputy Dean of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science and Director of the Center for Engineering Innovation & Design (CEID), the primary maker space on campus. Wilczynski was deeply involved in the university’s COVID-19 response, a coordinated effort that includes YSN Dean Ann Kurth ’90 MSN, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN.