Joy Scrogum, M.S. - Sustainable Electronics Initiative Co-Coordinator; and Nancy Holm, M.S. - Sustainable Electronics Initiative Co-Coordinator both from Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
For ISTC's 2013 International Sustainable Electronics Competition (formerly the International E-waste Design Competition), students and recent graduates from around the world were invited to submit ideas by Nov. 1, 2013, for preventing the generation of e-waste or for the reuse of e-waste in new and useful products. As part of their entry, individuals or teams created YouTube videos highlighting their ideas. Jurors from industry, academia, and non-profit organizations judged the entries in two categories (Product and Non-Product) with a variety of criteria that incorporate the ideas of reuse and prevention throughout (see http://www.ewaste.illinois.edu/rules.cfm#categories for more information). The event grew out of a local competition associated with an e-waste course taught by UI Professor William Bullock in 2009. In 2010, the competition went international, and there have been entries from a number of countries worldwide. The webinar will feature discussion of the competition, videos of this year's winning entries, and an announcement of awards.
This seminar will be broadcast live and also archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may register to view the webinar live.