SUNY Oswego Partners with CiTi BOCES, Exelon and Novelis to Manufacture Protective Face Shields
Producing support -- SUNY Oswego technology education faculty member Daniel Tryon creates parts for protective face shields in his Park Hall lab.

SUNY Oswego Partners with CiTi BOCES, Exelon and Novelis to Manufacture Protective Face Shields

Community partners — A cross-community team of partners that include SUNY Oswego, CiTi BOCES, Exelon and Novelis is working together to produce protective face shields for health-care providers. Nick Mallard (pictured), a corporate maintenance instructor for Exelon, is producing face shield visors, in answer to a request from SUNY Oswego technology education faculty member Daniel Tryon. Educators from SUNY Oswego are putting their skills toward supporting a critical need during the COVID-19 pandemic — producing protective face shields for healthcare workers and first responders. SUNY Oswego faculty members Daniel Tryon of technology education and David Dunn of biological sciences partnered with Tracy Fleming of CiTi BOCES to start production in late March. They all had similar ideas to help and joined forces. “How do we get as many of these face shields produced as possible?” they wondered, Tryon said. They developed 60 face shields with an original prototype, then the National Institutes of Health — in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Veterans Healthcare Administration and America Makes — posted suggestions for 3D printers that encouraged builders to include a roof on the top of shields, Tryon noted. “I decided to turn over the 60 that we had

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