When a team of mechanical engineers at Rowan University in Glassboro got an urgent request from a local hospital in need of intubation boxes, they quickly answered the call.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Nearly three dozen boxes were constructed from donated materials, like large pieces of polycarbonate, by a team that included faculty, staff and three graduating seniors, according to Rowan Today at Rowan University.

The boxes, which are made of clear plastic, help shield doctors from infectious bodily fluids that could transmit viruses like Covid-19, and are reportedly reusable, will fill a need at Cooper University Health Care, Inspira Health, and Jefferson Health.

Not all superheroes wear capes. Great job Rowan! And big shout out to FocalCool, LLC, a medical device research company here in South Jersey who reportedly donated their labor and delivery to the engineers.

SOURCES: today.rowan.edu