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The Engineering in Service to Society iTeam presented their progress at iFoundry's midterm checkpoint on 14 October 2009.

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  1. 1. Engineering in Service to Society iCheckpoint October 14, 2009
  2. 2. ESS… <ul><li>directly applies engineering concepts to the problems of sustainability, poverty, and societal improvement. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Engineering in Service to Society <ul><li>Service – Jacob Hardy </li></ul><ul><li>World of Work– Peter Mouche & Genevieve Nemeth </li></ul><ul><li>Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview – Kevin Wolz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection Process - Pakapreud Khumwan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THE Project – David Hanley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion/Future – Kevin Wolz </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. ESS serves in many ways: <ul><ul><li>Engineers Without Borders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U of I Student Farm Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Bison (Ecological Restoration) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iHelp (Homecoming Day) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illini 4000 for Cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood Drives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E.O.S.- Engineering Outreach Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>W.E.C.E.- Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OUR PROJECT </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. World of Work/iCOAs
  6. 6. Connecting with IBM… <ul><li>Teleconference with Dianne Fodell </li></ul><ul><li>IBM can help us with any technical problems we encounter </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Connecting with SOM… </li></ul><ul><li>Teleconference with Keith Besserud, Studio Head [BlackBox] at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP </li></ul><ul><li>Advice from specialists in sustainable architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Possible future video conference/lecture on advice specific to our PROJECT </li></ul>Both ESS iCheckpoint presentations are being recorded to be viewed by our iCOAs.
  8. 8. A PROJECT is the perfect way to combine all aspects of iFoundry and fully engage the iTeam
  9. 9. Project Selection Process
  10. 10. <ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Facebook discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Harvesting ideas from activities around campus </li></ul>Decided what ideas are worth researching First Round Ideas Researching : every member choose the topic of his/her interest. Presentations to whole group Debate & Vote Final Decision Ideal Plan: Hard to follow.
  11. 11. “ First Round” Ideas Solar panels Electric truck Helping homeless group Algae Cultivation/ Biodiesel Biodiesel Composting Green roof for EH Building efficiency’s evaluation Light sensor in the dorm “ Final Round” Ideas Outreach (Sustainable Eng) E-Waste Competition Green Building Wind Turbine Helping kids in urban areas Half trash/ half trash recycles bins Local short term project Long term international project Start from a small point Educate young people Clean water/ sanitation Share Your Soles Making something out of recycling Tour waste transfer plant Plastic on windows Air conditioning system improvement Black carbon emission Recycling incentives Net zero energy home Reality: what actually happened
  12. 12. Theoretical Process <ul><li>Problems: </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of project fits “Service to Society” </li></ul><ul><li>Humanitarian VS Green </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility </li></ul>Not every project idea interests group members <ul><li>Composting </li></ul><ul><li>Solar panels </li></ul><ul><li>Wind turbine </li></ul>Vote Debate Research Final Round Ideas First Round Ideas
  13. 13. Real Life
  14. 14. Unpopular Idea
  15. 15. Final Decision… <ul><li>Energy efficiency/production for local non-profit </li></ul><ul><li>Help first with the “low hanging fruit” </li></ul><ul><li>Install solar panels eventually </li></ul>
  16. 16. Plan of Attack…
  17. 17. Location Committee Report to group Work with company until completion Product Committee Committee will be responsible for further communication with the location
  18. 18. Feasibility Committee Outreach Committee Funding Committee
  19. 19. Conclusion <ul><li>Connections with iCOA’s will benefit ESS as we proceed into our project </li></ul><ul><li>Project: Energy efficiency/production for local non-profit </li></ul>