ALC’S XPLORATION PROGRAM RE-PURPOSES ITS 3D PRINTER TO SUPPLY HERO BANDS TO FRONT LINE WORKERS
The ALC’s Xploration program, led by STEM instructor Jeremy Griffus,
engages students in learning that is hands-on, team-based, and grounded in scientific exploration.
Now that mission to
design, create, and problem solve using critical thinking skills and teamwork is being used to create “Hero Bands” for health care workers, first responders, and essential employees, many of whom
need to wear protective face masks for extended shifts. Hero Bands eliminate much of the discomfort when wearing a face mask for long hours, and are made by redeploying Xploration’s 3D printer, generously donated by Make It Labs in Nashua.
Recipients of the Hero Bands are as close as Lowell General Hospital, Elliott Hospital, Southern NH Hospital, and The Huntington at Nashua, and as far away as Kaiser Permanente Hospital in California.
“A special thanks to Jeremy Griffus and
XPloration at the ALC
for making over 80 cool HERO 3D printed mask bands for our healthcare staff! We truly appreciate the bands and all you are doing for medical professionals!”
- Parkland Medical Center, Derry NH