From Waste to Wonder: Face Shields Transform Into Art

Jesse Colin Jackson, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

UCI art piece commemorates the efforts of UCI’s face shield project and global pandemic.

September 15, 2020
By Kate Wokowsky / UCI Beall Applied Innovation News

"The face shield project at UC Irvine left behind piles of clear and colorful plastic scraps that were bound for the trash can, but Jesse Colin Jackson, associate dean of research and innovation at UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), came up with a creative plan to turn waste into a meaningful art piece.

In April, UCI Beall Applied Innovation along with partners from CTSA, UCI’s Medical Center, UCI School of Medicine, the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the business community, came together to help construct over 20,000 face shields for UCI healthcare workers during the initial phases of the COVID-19 crisis."

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