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CWSF Alumnus works on designs for protective gear during COVID-19 pandemic

At the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, Cyril Mani won a bronze medal and the Canadian Association of Physicists Award. Now, he’s working with a team of fellow McGill students in Montreal to design protective gear for health-care professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.

Through Skype, the group is putting the final touches on a protective mask that could be manufactured on a 3D printer – and help in stemming the spread of the virus. The objective: to mass-produce these masks in a way that would require only a minimal group of people working on the manufacturing process.

Among his many accomplishments, Cyril is one of six CWSF alumni to receive the 2019 Schulich Leadership Scholarship – the largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship in Canada. He was also selected to serve as an ambassador for CWSF 2020 and will continue to play an important role in our network as we navigate through these challenging times.

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