WSU Tech Responds to Pandemic by Using Their Resources to Supply Masks

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As the nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, NC3 has several Leadership Schools that are supporting their local community through this difficult time. 

Jeremy King, Lead Faculty of Design Technology and Master Instructor for NC3 with WSU Tech in Wichita, Kansas is utilizing their Dremel 3D Printers to help by printing face masks for hospitals in Kansas.

Jeremy King, Lead Faculty of Design Technology and Master Instructor for NC3 with WSU Tech shows a sample of the masks he’s producing for hospitals in Kansas.

“I am helping another technical college within the state to fill a large order for hospitals within Kansas. They were very grateful to have the support and to be able to use WSU Tech as an additional resource. I currently have 20 Dremel 3D Printers running at WSU Tech and personal Dremel printers running at home to help get the masks finished and out to the hospitals in need,” Jeremy commented. 

Reports from the White House confirm a range of U.S. Deaths from 100,000- 240,000 by the time the pandemic ends with President Trump mentioning “It is going to be a very very painful two weeks where our strength will be tested and our endurance will be tried but America will answer with love and courage…This is the time for all Americans to come together and do our part.”

” I am currently on paternity leave,” Jeremy King mentioned as he welcomed his daughter to the world just 7 weeks ago. “I have a brand new baby at home, but I feel a sense of responsibility to my local community. I feel the need to give back to the community and show my daughter the importance of helping out in a time of need.” 

In addition to WSU Tech utilizing their Dremel 3D Printers to print face masks, they have also donated hundreds of their N95 masks from their 3M PPE certification program kits to local hospitals and first responders.

However, this is not where it ends for King. Once this order is complete, King has committed his time to helping a local consortium in Wichita complete an additional order of face shields.

“As a college instructor in CTE, it is important for my students to see how their skills learned here at WSU Tech can have a major impact on their community as well as the nation. We are all a part of this larger puzzle that makes up the United States of America. I have the privilege of instructing students that will have the ability to give back, just like I am.”

King and the WSU Tech team are looking forward to the pandemic passing and getting back into the classroom. Until then, they are committed to doing what they can to help make a difference in the state of Kansas. 


Contributed by: Kathryn Leiting, NC3 Program Manager | STEM & Member Relations
Palmer Hamilton, Dremel and Tormach

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