WHAT WE DO
Our team works to research the efficacy of fabrics, (materials are tested by students and in the lab at Stanford University). We hold “mask-a-thons” to test DIY fabric and respirator options. Students have created a “cookbook” of DIY mask options for the website based on testing each “recipe”. Our team partnered with Harvard to test their DIY reusable respirator. The team has raised funds to send more than 550 masks to an underserved school district in the United States and has raised money and created masks to serve communities in Tanzania, through the partnership with Reach Shirati. Our mentors have written peer-reviewed articles, the team has been interviewed for BRIC television, and students are encouraged to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals, present in podcasts, and on television.
WHY WE DO IT
We’ve discovered there is a large community of educators, scientists, engineers, technology experts, and corporate professionals who have thought about mentoring but never knew where to start. The Mask the World Team fills that gap by inviting the very best and brightest to a place where they leave an indelible legacy for generations to come while providing valuable knowledge and world change in the present.