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In early-fall 2020, College of Engineering student employees assembled Badger Seal mask fitters outside the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory in Wendt Commons. Courtesy Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PPE September 28, 2020

DIY fitter developed to improve mask filtration

The Badger Seal is a mask fitter with a soft, adjustable “frame” with elastic worn either as ear loops or behind the head and can be made in minutes to improve mask filtration and improve PPE quality.

By Renee Meiller
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Arc Flash September 22, 2020

Your questions answered: Arc flash mitigation

Reducing arc flash to electrical personnel is an evolutionary process. Learn more in this Q&A

By Zia Salami and Tracy Wagoner
Ameet Bathiya, 31, Plant Engineer, Protech Powder Coatings Inc., Strongsville, Ohio, BS Mechanical Engineering, Modern College of Engineering, India, MS Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University
Events and Awards September 17, 2020

2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Ameet Bathiya, 31

Plant Engineer, Protech Powder Coatings Inc., Strongsville, Ohio, BS Mechanical Engineering, Modern College of Engineering, India, MS Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University

By Amanda Pelliccione
Courtesy: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech
PPE September 16, 2020

Redesigned mask offers greater protection, comfort for user

A mask that combines barrier filtration material with a stretchable fabric for greater protection and comfort has been designed by Georgia Tech researchers.

By John Toon
Courtesy: Lavoro Technologies
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing September 9, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, August 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in August 2020 included stories about edge computing and IIoT, PLCs, digital transformation, COVID-19 developments, personal protective equipment, automation, SCADA, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Melanie Gonick, MIT
Safety August 19, 2020

How a COVID-19 testing trailer was built for a university

MIT engineers and medical staff built a 60-foot trailer for COVID-19 testing that can test up to 1,500 people a day and is now operating as the main test site for asymptomatic members of the MIT community.

By Jennifer Chu
Courtesy: ControlSphere Engineering
PLCs, PACs August 4, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, July 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in July 2020 included stories about programmable logic controllers, re-entering the workplace after COVID-19, data management, ladder logic, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
University of Wisconsin-Madison grad student Rebecca Alcock is playing a leading role in a large-scale, U.N.-backed effort to help developing countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Rebecca Alcock, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PPE July 29, 2020

Engineering student helps organize PPE production, COVID response in developing countries

University of Wisconsin-Madison grad student Rebecca Alcock is playing a leading role in a large-scale, U.N.-backed effort to mobilize production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and more in developing countries around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Tom Ziemer
Researcher Emmeline Blanchard from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University places items into an ozone disinfection chamber for testing. Courtesy: Georgia Tech University
PPE July 22, 2020

Ozone disinfection could make PPE reusable for workers

Georgia Tech researchers found that ozone gas could provide a safe means for disinfecting certain types of PPE that are in high demand for shielding workers from COVID-19.

By John Toon
Alcami Tech Center and Laboratory Wilmington, North Carolina. Courtesy: CRB
Labs, Research July 20, 2020

Lab design techniques to accelerate COVID-19 test processing

Testing is a crucial component of our global response to COVID-19 and producing enough tests processing the results quickly to the public is a challenge we currently face.

By CRB