Columbia Librarians Design and Distribute Face Shields

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Orders for face shields are flooding in via email to COVID Maker Response. Launched two weeks ago, CMR was developed within 72 hours by Columbia University librarians Madiha Choksi and Alex Alexander Gil Fuentes, who are collaborating with Tangible Creative, an Industrial Design and 3D printing company based in Newark, NJ with over seventy-five 3D printers.

The organizers of CMR are Nevaris A.C., born and raised on the Upper West Side, Madiha Cholski, Alex Gil Fuentes, who currently live in the neighborhood, and Industrial Designer Eugene Chang, who lives in Newark.

Nevaris A.C. says the CMR group and volunteers are working day and night to produce increasing numbers of shields.