A physical science and engineering teacher from Sulphur's ninth grade campus is using a 3D printer to make face shields for local hospitals and front-line workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Marielle Myers told KPLC she has made around 200 donations for five different hospitals, doctor and dentist offices, and front-line medical workers. Myers said it takes about six hours to make two face shields

Marielle builds 3D printers for her classes at the Sulphur High School ninth grade campus and personally at home. She got the inspiration to start making face shields for COVID-19 front-line workers from social media. She follows several big 3D printer manufacturers and saw that they were making PPE for their local hospitals and had released their designs to the public. Myers has friends in the nursing field, so she began making her own to give out.

She plans on incorporating mask and shield making into her classes when school hopefully resumes this fall.

If you in need a face shield, you can email Marielle at marielle.myers@gmail.com.

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