Only in Print: Their Moment to Shine: Students Use Ingenuity, Science to Sanitize PPE

Students (from left) Matthew Hill, Andrew Draheim, and Nicolas Salmon test the improvised oven (right) with a commercial oven (left) in November.

JAMAICA — When personal protective equipment (PPE) was hard to find early in the pandemic, St. John’s University Associate Professor Charles Fortmann saw the challenge and put on his thinking cap.

Over the summer, he began brainstorming ways that masks could be reused in an efficient, cost-effective way…

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