Harper College

Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center COVID Response

In March, the Makerspace became crazy busy making Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for front-line workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. We put our equipment and amazing network of partners to work to address the PPE shortage crisis. So far, we've made and donated over 3,000 face shields; made over 8,000 visors for our face shield partnership with high school district 214 and much more. We appreciate all the support our college, partners and the community has given us on this special project and we hope we saved lives.

A Special "Thanks" to Our Partners and Volunteers

High School District 214  HS Dist 214 Golden Corridor Makerspace  Golden Corridor
Triangle Dies                     Triangle Dies Elk Grove Public Library
Scientific Spectrum SalesScientific Spectrum John-Luc Pec, Engineering Student
John Kurman, Harper instructor Prof. Julie Ellefson, Chemistry
The Make Shop at Harper College The MakeShop Chris Bruce, Conant HS Science Teacher
Prof. Chris Athanassopoulos, Engineering Proto Standard 3D  Proto Standard
Prof. Marie Farber-Lapidus, Business M. Smith, St. Viator Student
Blick Art Materials, Schaumburg  Blick  


We directly helped many of our community's front line heros...

Logos of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Condell Medical Center, Northwest Community Healthcare, North Shore University Medical Center, Harper College, Sunrise, Cedar Lake Assisted Living, Near North Health, City of Hoffman Estates


And we helped many other heros through our partners...

Buffalo Grove Fire & Police St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly
Rolling Meadows Fire & Police Loyola University Medical Center
Wheeling Fire Central DuPage Hospital
Woodstock Fire Mt. Prospect Fire
Roselle Fire And more...


We were fortunate enough to have our efforts recognized in various newspapers and on CNN.

Logos of CNN, IASB, Chicago Tribune, Journal and Topics, Daily Herald, Pedia Trust

Check out the article from the Journal and Topics.


...and thanks to the staff and student employees at the Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center in this effort as well!

* Wyatt Lindquist * Brock Ward * Mark Kuechenberg * Val Parrilli *


Stay healthy! Stay safe!

Last Updated: 3/26/24