A group of students from Delta Prime Robotics is manufacturing protective face shields and donating them to the Maine CDC.

During Monday's press briefing, Dr. Nirav Shah of the Maine Center for Disease Control expressed the agency's appreciation for the efforts of the students, who would usually be taking part in competitions this time of year. Since they weren't able to compete, the students took it upon themselves to develop a program in their 3D printer to make protective face shields, and started using Crowd Funding to purchase the materials needed in the manufacturing process. Folks can donate to their efforts through the group's GoFundMe page.

So far, they've made over 1,200 face shields, that Dr. Shah says are currently being used by healthcare workers, nursing home staff, and first responders. Read more about the process on the Delta Prime Robotics website and Facebook page.