Join the Fight Against COVID-19
Many of you have been asking how you can contribute to our efforts, and for that, we are incredibly grateful! We now have two avenues for donations: one that goes directly to the Makerspace and another that supports our partner, the non-profit Engineers Without Borders, in preparing hospitals and health centers in low-resource countries for COVID-19. See below for more details. You will also find links to the donation pages.
Thank you from all of us here at the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab and the College of Engineering for your support!
To donate to COE’s fundraiser to support the Makerspace’s prototyping and PPE development efforts, click here.
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are working with Wisconsin and national manufacturers, the Madison-based design consulting firm Delve, additive manufacturing company Midwest Prototyping, non-profit makerspace Sector67, and campus colleagues on a range of technologies and solutions in the fight against COVID-19. Among those efforts, faculty and staff in the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory at UW-Madison have been instrumental in healthcare-related solutions, including PPE. This work has received wide media coverage, including in the Wall Street Journal, Wired magazine and Nature, and many companies are leveraging its designs and other resources.
Engineers Without Borders Donations
To donate to the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) fundraiser, click here. Currently, these funds will go directly toward purchasing ventilator repair parts in EWB’s partner countries.
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are working with the non-profit Engineers Without Borders to prepare hospitals and clinics in low- and middle-income countries for the fight against COVID-19. These efforts include:
- Providing technical assistance on adapting PPE products for the country’s available materials and manufacturing processes
- Building resilient infrastructure for safe patient handling and basic water access
- Diagnosing and repairing broken ventilators in the country