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Superintendent Christopher Papouras
Giving back to the community
Euclid City Schools’ Early Learning Village is joining the effort to support healthcare workers by fabricating personal protection equipment.
Andrea Lane, manager of the Early Learning Village’s Fab Lab, is working with Marzell Brown of Rockwell Automation to produce products that will be donated to Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital. They plan to fabricate face shields, surgical mask clips that reduce pressure on wearers’ ears, and door pulls in the digital fabrication lab.
They also plan to donate PPE to the HELP Foundation and Euclid City Schools employees in need of such equipment. Parents of students who are considered essential workers and would benefit from PPE may also make requests by filling out this form.
The Fab Lab’s laser printers will be used to fabricate the items. The Early Learning Village’s Fab Lab is the first digital fabrication lab in the country designed for preschool and kindergarten students. The lab also includes 3D printers and other computer-controlled tools and robots.
“Euclid committed to this (Fab Lab) because we know it is important for our children at a young age to have ideas of other things they can do,” said Early Learning Village Principal Sanya Henley. “We wanted our children to know they could be engineers, that they could create, that they could grow in many different areas. We want children to get used to designing or planning an item and then implementing it and re-doing it.”
“The goal is that by the time students reach elementary school, they already have a foundation of what it means to be a scientist or engineer. This encourages them to consider many in-demand careers as they continue through their schooling and approach graduation.”
We are thankful for our area healthcare workers and hope to support them during this critical time. Thank you to the Fab Lab and Rockwell Automation, which donated both time and plastic to the project, for working together to make this happen.