How one woman is teaching job skills to others in recovery while aiding her community’s response to COVID-19
Stella Hankins, an up-and-coming designer currently making face masks for the public out of her small studio space in Wichita, Kansas, is not shy to share her personal life. “I’ve been in recovery for three years,” she said while discussing her latest project, “so I’ve seen the need for somebody to be an advocate for women in recovery.”
A team at Infor is fighting back against COVID-19 by helping medical workers track critical PPE
The COVID-19 pandemic has put normal life on pause for many, including Matt Wilson. Quarantined at home in Kansas City, Wilson – senior vice president of healthcare strategy with global cloud software company Infor – felt sidelined, powerless to help in the fight.
Until one March morning, with the novel coronavirus spreading quickly through the U.S., Wilson and a dedicated team at Infor realized their opportunity to fight back and help the healthcare workers battling COVID-19 in hospitals around the country.
From government to business to education, individuals from across society are working together to find innovative ways to help others through the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
“All of us have a role to play, and all of our roles matter. As with other challenges in our history, this crisis must be tackled from the bottom up,” write Charles Koch, the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, and Brian Hooks, the chairman and CEO of Stand Together, a philanthropic community co-founded by Koch.
How a cross-functional Koch team is helping Violet Defense engineer UV light to stretch critical medical supplies
As the world continues to adapt and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team from Koch Industries is working around the clock with Violet Defense to rapidly develop a unique solution to destroy the deadly virus using ultraviolet (UV) light.
At Koch company John Zink Hamworthy Combustion, 3D printers are being repurposed to create face shields for frontline healthcare workers
Tim Aman is a self-described geek. From his workstation at John Zink Hamworthy Combustion’s (JZHC) headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company’s IT systems analyst proudly shows off the scale replica of the Star Trek USS Voyager he made with a Makerbot Ultimaker 3D printer using a file he downloaded off the internet.
How one industrial designer uses empathy to create better products
Something was wrong. Morgan didn’t know what. But for weeks, she had been lethargic and sick. Minutes after arriving at the doctor’s office, she realized how serious it was – she had type-1 diabetes. At 13 years old, her life was forever changed. It would take less than a year for her life to change again – when she shared her diabetes invention, the Blood Glucose Test Strip Dispenser, with one of the people who makes the diabetes technology she needs to live.
How Guardian Glass developed glass that reduces bird-glass collisions around the world
One picturesque afternoon in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sheldon Davis, Guardian Industries’ vice president of research and technology, took a stroll with Alex Sobolev, a Guardian industrial designer, through the city’s bustling downtown area adjacent to the University of Michigan. As birds chirped, squawked, and flitted between trees and buildings, Sobolev described a widespread – but virtually invisible – architectural issue that has affected not only urban skyscrapers but also more low-slung buildings in rural and suburban areas.
Their control pads were ready. Their avatars’ energy levels were full. Excitement filled the air as second grade students at Isely Elementary worked to beat level 1: making a cat dance. Next up, adding pineapples and unicorns to their digital dance party.