STORRS, CT (WFSB) — A team of UConn students and professors are on a mission to fill 20,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
Their ultimate goal is to hand out the product for free at senior living communities, to first responders, soup kitchens, and food pantries.
“It’s something that we’re happy to do and is our privilege to do,” said Noah Ferguson, a PhD student at UConn.
Ferguson is among the team of other volunteers focusing on at risk communities during the pandemic.
“Many people, especially the elderly, or if they’re on fixed income, they just can’t afford these things, and so those are the people we’re trying to reach,” said Jeffrey McCutcheon, associate professor of Chemical Engineering at UConn.
STORRS, CT (WFSB) – With the possibility of Connecticut having a shortage of ventilators, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut is stepping up to help.
They’re working on developing a first of its kind ventilator.
When it comes to ventilators, health officials are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
In Connecticut and across the country, there could potentially be a shortage of life-saving ventilators.
That’s why for the last three weeks, UConn’s Center for Applied Separations Technology lab has been working on an emergency ventilator that area hospitals could use if need be.