MILLBURN, NJ — throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, students at Millburn High School have launched several initiatives to help those in need. One of the latest charitable endeavors is the Millburn Face Shield initiative.

Millburn students, teachers, and alumni founded this initiative with the aid of the Millburn Education Foundation to make their own face shields using 3D printing. The equipment, including the 3D printers, filament, and elastic were donated by the Education Foundation.

Millburn technology teachers Dave Farrell, Zsuzsanna Michael, Hilton Seibert, and Rich Serra advised the students on how to adapt the available technology for the good of others. Students working on the project included senior David Shustin, juniors Sahil Shah, Rushil Malik, Grant Haas, and freshman Mohan Subramanian, who all collaborated with 2019 Millburn alumnus Andrew Shen.

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Currently, first responders and healthcare workers desperately need personal protective equipment to continue aiding those afflicted with the virus. The combined efforts of all the people working on the initiative enable professionals to do their jobs, thereby saving lives.

Since its recent creation, the initiative has already produced hundreds of face shields that were donated to the Millburn-Short Hills First Aid Squad, the Millburn Police Department, Morristown Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, and Jersey Shore Monmouth Family Medicine. There are plans to continue producing more face shields in the coming weeks to continue aiding all those places and more.

The Initiative Team also thanked several people, including Millburn Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Christine Burton, MHS Principal Dr. William Miron, MHS Vice Principal Dr. Robert Keenan, and MMS Principal John Connolly, as well as MEF leaders Peggy Nadkarni and Sharyn Stein, and community members Molly Kohl and Markus Maurette, for their invaluable support.