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A team of UW–Madison engineers has developed a simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself fitter that ensures a tighter mask seal around the wearer’s nose, mouth and face.
The funding is aimed at attracting a diverse pool of students and faculty leaders and to create the Grainger Dean of the College of Engineering endowment.
The team that created the popular Badger Shield medical fac e shield has now created a new version that provides a full, clear view of the face while still filtering virus particles through surgical fabric that cinches around the wearer’s chin and jawline. And again, they're sharing it with the world.
A research team made a video of a modified mannequin whose mouth releases a puff of air containing fog, in order to see how well masks contain the fog and visualize results from testing different mask styles.
“Thirty percent of our plastic is ending up in the environment," says chemical and biological engineering Professor George Huber. "The current plastic infrastructure is not sustainable right now.”
Interstate travel in Wisconsin bottomed out the week of March 25 at a 40% reduction for weekday traffic and a 60% reduction on weekends — knowledge that could help with future highway planning and construction.
James Schauer holds a unique position as both an air pollution expert and a leader in the state’s response to the pandemic.
In the future, these new types of armor could potentially be used as a shield on military vehicles to provide enhanced protection from bullets, as well as on spacecraft to mitigate impacts from meteorite debris.
UW–Madison engineers and Field Day Lab game designers have developed options for productive screen time for kids at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The models use a swath of relevant, research-based parameters to predict the number of cases of in the region.