2020 Rogers Scholar Eric Billips displays an assortment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) he made at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eric, a student at Ashland’s Paul Blazer High School, put his engineering skills to work printing these face masks with interchangeable filter inserts using an AutoCAD Inventor and 3D printer.

He donated the PPE to essential workers on the front lines in Boyd County. “This project allowed my love for engineering and helping people to make an impact on my community.”

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.