First Responders Receive Face Shields Made at URI College of Engineering

The South Kingstown EMS with new face shields.

First responders from the South Kingstown Emergency Medical Services feel a little safer in their battle against COVID-19 thanks to the new face shields they received from the URI College of Engineering.

Pieces for the personal protective equipment were created using 3-D printers in the Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering by Associate Professor Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi, technician Tanya Wang and a handful of engineering students.

EMS face shield
Face shield made with 3-D printed parts.

“A special thank you to Professor Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi and bioengineering technician Tanya Wang for the ingenuity, thoughtfulness and community spirit in wanting to help our paramedics,” said the Town of South Kingstown in a Facebook post.