A Daily Lift – April 3, 2020

Good Morning,


I hope that you are doing well!


Our “lifts” for today:


From Corrie McFarlane (Operations)

The PSPCA is doing a virtual “Good Dog Jog”, a 5k run or 2k walk to raise money for their emergency relief fund. You can do it anytime between Saturday, April 4-Saturday, April 18th. It is $15 donation. More information can be found here: https://www.pspca.org/gooddogjog


From Jennifer Sheffield (CIS)

Penn’s April 30×30 Nature Challenge, started this week. It is an effort to encourage the Penn community to get outside, learn about local ecology, and appreciate the beauty of nature. Join to challenge yourself to spend at least 30 minutes outdoors in nature each day. The Challenge runs through April 30th https://www.sustainability.upenn.edu/participate/penn-community/30×30-challenge


From Dr. Laura Stubbs (ODI)

HAPPENING TODAY at 4:00 p.m.: Yoga and Meditation with Hong-Mei via Zoom. To join: https://zoom.us/j/632310441


From Dr. Shu Yang (MSE)

To address the facemask shortage, a team from multiple institutions (University of Pennsylvania, Archimedic and NextFab) was quickly assembled to create simple origami facemasks. They are being manufactured using hospital sterilization wraps, which is rated for 95% Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE). Open Medical , a non-profit organization with instructional videos, template files, and other reference materials was launched:

https://www.openmedicalinnovation.com/origami-mask  This open-source collaboration is the output of many passionate organizations and individuals, including Archimedic, NextFab, University of Pennsylvania, Jonathan Kiel, Mohit Prajapati, Shu Yang, Matthew Bell, and Eric Sugalski.


Have a nice weekend!


Stay safe and healthy!