We have completed our first memorandum. Yay! But… here comes our second major group assignment (Just breath). During this first big project, Memorandum #1, we learned a lot about our team and ourselves. Things like what my teammates and I are good at and things that it’s better if somebody else does them. Even though our memorandum got a pretty decent grade we think that we could have done better. Better in the sense that we could have worked together in various parts and share our information which could have helped the person doing that section and our grade. (But I’m still grateful for our 95)
Our second major group assignment is the deliverable. In this project we each divided the assignment in parts that we thought could relate to what we had done before in the memorandum. We also got three little parts that we thought we all could work on them together so that we didn’t have to double task somebody in the group. Something different that we got to do in this second major assignment was that for the first time we got assignments that only engineering students could do and other assignment that only biomedical students could do. Because we had an even number of biomedical and engineering students in our team we were able to divide those sections between two groups of two people each.
When I began my research the first thing I did was research all types of materials we had and could use for the perfect surgical mask. Before knowing and figuring what to use we had to make sure we knew everything about what a design consisted of and another thing that came to my mind that would helps a lot for this process was researching different surgical mask that had already been invented and things that made them different from each other and what materials they used that were effective.
While researching what different kinds of surgical masks there was I stumbled on an article that stated that a surgical mask was just as good as an N95 respirator mask, a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. (Masks and N95 Respirators) The thing that intrigued me was that in other articles it said it was “as good” as a surgical mask, saying that it didn’t really have a difference. Being the last part of that day’s research, it came to my mind why did different articles have different opinions? Who did they try it on? And if we really asked the right people for our customer interviews questions?