When Governor Cuomo directed schools closed on Sunday, 15 March, Wheatley shifted its instructional modality to online learning. Even through this new modality of teaching and learning, Wheatley students continue to impress with their dedication to the community, innovativeness, and care for others.
Matthew Temkin is one of the students who is making a difference during these challenging times. A sophomore, Matthew has been a member of our Wheatley Cybercats robotics team and is part of our Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering program.
Matthew has been putting his 3D printing skills to work as he makes surgical mask straps to donate to the local hospitals. These straps help to secure the surgical masks. Matthew has distributed these straps to Winthrop and LIJ hospitals, and he is also working with St. Francis and North Shore Manhasset.
To help support this endeavor, Matthew reached out to Micro Center in Westbury. The company graciously donated filament to support his efforts.
Thank you to Matt for making a difference!