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Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

COVID-19 Research & Designs

The University of Idaho College of Engineering is collaborating with medical staff and colleges across the university to offer expertise and support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our research is ongoing to boost supply of needed personal protective equipment (PPE) nationwide. The open-source designs for 3D printed face masks, face shields and ultraviolet C light sterilization systems available on this website are open to the public.

We do not supply PPE or related products, but you may use these resources to create your own!

Ongoing Research

U of I Researchers, Moscow to Build on COVID-19 Wastewater Testing and Analysis

Researchers at the University of Idaho have partnered with the City of Moscow to improve wastewater testing for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The team hopes to develop an early warning system for spikes in local cases.

Testing wastewater for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 is being conducted in areas worldwide, and estimating cases within a community based on the concentration of viral RNA in wastewater samples is a science that is gaining ground.

“Our primary contribution would be toward a bit of an early warning test,” said Erik Coats, U of I civil and environmental engineering professor.

Read this Article

Using a cross-correlation analysis of Google trends data and case reports at coronavirus.idaho.gov, Mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Vibhav Durgesh has developed data points that could link rising Google searches of the keyword “COVID-19” to recorded increases in cases, with about a two-week lag between. His hypothesis is people begin searching the internet for more COVID-19 information on cases and symptoms after they have visited a high-risk zone or region and started to observe symptoms commonly associated with the virus.

Using this as another resource in predicting surges in COVID-19 cases, the research could help healthcare providers better allocate critical resources.

Help Support Our Efforts

100% of gifts made to support our College of Engineering COVID-19 research and response go toward expenses related to producing Vandal masks, face shields and UV systems.

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Download Open-Source PPE Designs

3D Printable Respirator Mask

Free downloadable 3D solid models for respirator masks.

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Ultraviolet C Light (UVC) Mask Cleaner

Free downloadable ultraviolet C light (UVC) sterilization system plan built from hardware store materials.

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3D Printable Face Shield

Free open-source downloadable 3D solid models for face shield.

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Behind the Designs

Our Story

Learn more about the research behind this community-wide effort.

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Our Team & Partners

A project of this magnitude takes the expertise of many talented individuals. Learn more about our team and the different roles in this project.

Our Team

Disclaimer

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy, currency and completeness of the CAD software design files and instructions, the University of Idaho does not guarantee, warrant, represent or undertake that the information provided is correct, accurate or current. The University of Idaho is not liable for any loss, claim, or demand arising directly or indirectly from any use or reliance upon the information.

Questions?

Please direct questions to engr-covid19@uidaho.edu. Your emails will receive a prompt response.

Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach