Responding to COVID-19

Solar Car Team

Muhammad Shafi, 4th year student

BSc (Eng) in Mechanical Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering

Kevin Le, 3rd year student

BSc (Eng) in Mechanical Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering

Farhad Mudassar, 3rd year student

BSc (Eng) in Mechanical Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering

Brandon Tran, 4th year student

BSc (Eng) in Mechanical Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering

Chathula Adikary, 5th year student

BSc (Eng) in Electrical Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering

Brandon Liao, 4th year student

BSc (Eng) in Mechanical Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering

Team use 3D printing skills to manufacture PPE parts

The team is currently providing 3D printed PPE parts to Canadian distributors for front-line workers during this pandemic. The initiatives responsible for distributing the PPE are listed at the end. Additionally, members of the team are currently researching DIY solutions for the ventilator shortage occurring in multiple countries. 

If we can make the slightest impact to ensure people stay healthy, we'll take it.

Solar Car Team Volunteers

What inspired you to pursue volunteer activities, or why is volunteering important to you? 

Seeing how front-line workers were lacking essential PPE during an unprecedented time, we felt that we could use our tools and resources to help protect the ones who are risking their lives to save others. If we can make the slightest impact to ensure people stay healthy, we'll take it.  

As a future engineer, what role do you see engineers playing in society during times of crisis? 

Engineers are taught to solve difficult problems through the use of math, science, and technology. Given the current situation, engineers can use their knowledge and skills to help fight COVID-19 and save lives throughout the world. As an example for COVID-19, it is imperative for engineers to assist the biomedical field in reducing the spread of the virus and potential cures. 

What advice do you have for other students who are interested in volunteering? 

For students who are interested in volunteering, our advice is that regardless of your major you can help in this fight. There have been countless examples over the news of people coming together to help one another. Examples include donating to food banks, sewing homemade masks, and sharing preventative measures.