UTRGV faculty helps make face masks

February 07 2021 06:00 pm

Mechanical engineering faculty at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is putting in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.

The team is helping to develop 3D printed masks and other personal protection equipment (PPE).

“We need to prepare. We have a role, as engineers, we can contribute and help our local hospitals if and when the time comes,” said Noe Hernandez, with the UTRGV Engineering Department.

Hernandez adds the engineering department is working with the theatre department for their creativity and skills.

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