L. Arthi Krishnaswami recently served as the project lead for the newly launched School Vaccine Hub. Launched by Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB) and EquityByDesign.org, School Vaccine Hub is designed to be a centralized platform with credible vaccine information, accompanying lesson plans and curricular tools that schools can use to promote the uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations while addressing fears and concerns about vaccines in America's diverse public school communities.
During the week after finals (May 8-15, 2020), the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design came together and created "Rapidly Evolving," a response to the lockdown. The Students, Faculty and Staff did what they do best: they made. They made for and with one another. They made to help fill the gap, to help bring back some of that closeness lost by coronavirus.
As the country and the world continues to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one of the many challenges facing healthcare workers is the ongoing scarcity of personal protection equipment. Davis Dunaway, a junior from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design, saw an opportunity to leverage his design education and is now attempting to aid the current situation by developing a fast and inexpensive face-shield for healthcare workers.