MAE Response | COVID-19

Response Efforts

NC State and MAE are working hard to support our local medical community in conjunction with UNC Health. We have assembled a team of faculty experts across all engineering departments who are rapidly exploring options for local fabrication of in-demand medical devices and personal protective equipment. This may involve rapidly accessing and activating community-based 3D printing capabilities. Please click here to join our 3D printing network. This page will serve as a centralized resource for communicating information, requesting volunteers, requesting donations, and sharing updates. If you have any questions or comments, please use the links below or contact Dr. Landon Grace at lgrace2@ncsu.edu.

  • Donations of Personal Protective Equipment
At this time, UNC Health is in need of donations of personal protective equipment (PPE). Several drop off locations have been set up to receive donations, and we encourage you to donate any unused PPE as soon as possible. Please see the following article from WRAL for locations and drop off windows:
https://www.wral.com/unc-wakemed-asking-public-to-donate-masks-sanitizer-and-gloves/19024224/
  • 3D Printing Volunteer Network
We are working hand in hand with UNC Health to identify and prioritize the needs of the medical community, including both PPE and mechanical ventilation solutions. The situation is changing rapidly, and NC State MAE is preparing to assist with rapid scaling of 3D printable solutions. To that end, we are assembling a volunteer network of local 3D printers and operators who are willing to receive design files from us and print them on short notice. No designs have been selected or are needed at this time. However, if you would like to join the 3D printing response network, please do so below. If you join, please be prepared to receive and print design files (in STL format) at any time. The email you receive will be from Dr. Grace (lgrace2@ncsu.edu).


NC State continues to work with county and state health officials to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

As the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering navigates the changing campus, community, and global situations amid this pandemic, we seek to keep our community informed and ensure that we are proactive and considerate.

This section is intended to be a compilation of information and resources as it is made available. However, note that for official information from the University and its Emergency Management plans, please reference ncsu.edu/coronavirus

Official Guidance

The CDC offers extensive guidance to United States citizens and residents about COVID-19. Visit the resources below to learn the status of the disease and how you can respond.

NC State Community Resources

We encourage everyone at NC State to stay informed and take care of yourselves to ensure we remain a healthy Wolfpack. Below, you’ll find more information about specific NC State programs, travel planning and restrictions.