The battle against the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated media coverage over the past month, and the Engineers Canada Daily Media Report has been full of stories about how engineers are using their skills and resources to contribute to this global fight. Below are the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in late March and early April.
Flatten the curve: Engineering students at the University of Toronto have created a free online map that leverages big data to track the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.
How engineers are helping: From 3D-printed ventilator masks to disinfecting robots, Interesting Engineering listed 11 ways in which engineers around the world are helping the fight against COVID-19.
Engineers and scientists: The Conversation published a piece outlining why governments must turn to engineers in addition to scientists and medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19.
Zoombombers: While some engineers are helping produce medical equipment or track the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, other engineers are working to ensure that IT infrastructure remains secure as many employers shift to teleworking. With the rise in video conferencing has come a rise in Zoombombers, who take advantage of weak cybersecurity measures on the video conferencing platform Zoom.