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Engineering in Service to Society

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    • Engineering in Service to Society iCheckpoint October 14, 2009
    • ESS…
      • directly applies engineering concepts to the problems of sustainability, poverty, and societal improvement.
    • Engineering in Service to Society
      • Group Organization & Communication – Leigha Curtin
      • Meetings – Needhi Shah & Evan Wool
      • Identity – Todd Pixton & Phill Grabacki
      • Academics - Mark Rubinkowski
      • Blogs - Chris Goulet
      • Educational Activities - Suzie Chung, Imran Haddish, Stephanie Chua & Nora Sadik
      • Social Activities - Eric Eckstrum & Jaime Kelleher
      • Eng 198 Applications - Aalekh Priolkar
    • Group organization maximizes productivity
      • 20 Members from variety of majors
      • Elected Positions
        • iChair: Kevin Wolz
        • Vice iChair: David Hanley
        • Secretary: Nora Sadik
        • Treasurer: Needhi Shah
        • Corporate Liaison: Peter Mouche
        • Social Chair: Jaime Kelleher
    • Member Info Sheet aided communication
      • Major
      • Cell Phone
      • Email
      • Residence
      • Unique Interest
      • Blog
      Majority of communication via EMAIL
    • Full group meets once per week
      • Everyone provided their own alternative
      • Outcome: kept at original Wednesdays from 5-7pm in Engineering Hall 106B
      • Situation: find a new time, instead of every “hectic” Wednesday
    • We decided to create an Executive Committee
      • Composed of mostly elected members
      • Meets 1 hour every Monday night
      • Sets meeting agendas
      • Fosters decision making
      • Makes full meetings more productive
    • “ Doodle.com” helped find meeting times
      • Everyone enters their normal weekly availability
      • Doodle reports back when the most members can meet
    • Creating an Identity through Facebook
    • Connecting for Academic Help/Advising
      • Everyone posted CURRENT and PAST classes
      • Example:
        • I had a problem in Chem that I couldn’t get
        • I found Todd through the Facebook list
        • We worked together on the problem
    • Blogs foster a more personal communication
      • Fosters creativity – David’s project idea
      • Reflecting on group activities
      • Expressing your thoughts to others so they can relate, clarify, help, etc.
      • Seeing things from others’ perspectives
      • Helps you get to know other group members – Pae & Thailand
    • Toured the Waste Transfer Station
      • Explored project options related to recycling on campus
      • Learned about the separation, bailing, storage, and shipment processes
      • Discussed current recycling situation on campus
    • Toured the Business Building
      • Only LEED certified building on campus
      • Explored possible related project ideas
      • Discussed sustainability of other campus buildings
    • Brought in speaker on NetZero Energy homes
      • Christian Douglass is a graduate student in IESE
      • Does research on sustainability and NetZero Energy homes
      • NetZero = produces as much energy as consumes
      • Explored possible related project ideas
    • Attended Campus Recycling Meeting
      • Explored project options related to recycling
      • Learned about other student groups interested in recycling
      • Learned about the recycling situation on campus
    • Attended live premiere of Age of Stupid
      • Documentary on the consequences of global warming
      • Enhanced discussion of possible projects
    • Doubled as a team bonding event!
      • We even made the Daily Illini!
    • Social events will foster team cohesiveness
      • Proposed social events:
      • Piano Man at Canopy Club
      • Broomball tournament
      • Corn maze
      • Sand volleyball
      • Team dinner
    • Applying topics from Eng 198
      • Asking questions: What kind of project?
      • Initiative: Attending meetings and scheduling speakers
      • Brainstorming: Exploring project ideas
      • Networking: iPicnic, iLaunch, iSA’s, iFA’s
    • Conclusion
      • ESS has started from scratch and become a fully functioning group
      • Members have connected in a variety of ways
    •