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Tech slide scaled down

Posted: April 13, 2012 by Carter Slawson in Uncategorized
  • Our idea is to get more people in a community to recycle more, and be consistent with recycling. Our group wanted to make recycling more exciting and make people proud that they are more involved with their community.
  • Target Market- Students and Professors.
  • There is currently a box similar to ours. The difference is that they are far and few to make a real difference in recycling. These units do not have a target market that could compete successfully with ours.
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Tech Slides

Posted: April 12, 2012 by Carter Slawson in Uncategorized
  • Our idea is to get more people in a community to recycle more, and be consistent with recycling. Our group wanted to make recycling more exciting and make people proud that they are more involved with their community.
  • To accomplish this goal our group has come up with the idea of a “Green Box”. A “Green Box” is a high tech recycling unit that measures and reports how much a individual recycles. The goal is to install these units across the Old Dominion Campus. A student who decides to recycle at our unit may swipe their student i.d. to keep track of their progress.
  • Every time that a student recycles at our unit they may earn points that can be redeemed at the Old Dominion Store. These points may be used to purchase such items as notebooks, paper, blue books, etc. These points will make it very desirable for students to recycle at our units.
  • Our group has decided to make it the responsibility of student organizations, such as Fraternities and Sororities, to maintain the upkeep of these units. The student organizations would be responsible for the unloading and maintenance of these units. To keep costs down, the student organizations would have a “Adopt-A-Box” fundraisers. A Fraternity and Sorority would bid to maintain these units every year, and in return would have their Greek letters proudly displayed on our units.
  • Our target market are student organizations, students, and professors. These units will be installed on the campus so it makes sense to cater to these people. Students usually have a more activist spirit and they would be a perfect target market for our idea.
  • There is currently a box similar to ours. The difference is that they are far and few to make a real difference in recycling. These units do not have a target market that could compete successfully with ours. A box also comes with a phone app that allows students to keep track of their points. Our idea could potentially be spread to other campus’s because the technology being used is flexible. Our eventual goal is to have a competition between college campus’s to see which campus can recycle the most amount of material. This has the dual role of getting more people to recycle and advertise our product.

Tech Slides

Posted: April 12, 2012 by Carter Slawson in Uncategorized
  • Our idea is to get more people in a community to recycle more, and be consistent with recycling. Our group wanted to make recycling more exciting and make people proud that they are more involved with their community.
  • To accomplish this goal our group has come up with the idea of a “Green Box”. A “Green Box” is a high tech recycling unit that measures and reports how much a individual recycles. The goal is to install these units across the Old Dominion Campus. A student who decides to recycle at our unit may swipe their student i.d. to keep track of their progress.
  • Every time that a student recycles at our unit they may earn points that can be redeemed at the Old Dominion Store. These points may be used to purchase such items as notebooks, paper, blue books, etc. These points will make it very desirable for students to recycle at our units.
  • Our group has decided to make it the responsibility of student organizations, such as Fraternities and Sororities, to maintain the upkeep of these units. The student organizations would be responsible for the unloading and maintenance of these units. To keep costs down, the student organizations would have a “Adopt-A-Box” fundraisers. A Fraternity and Sorority would bid to maintain these units every year, and in return would have their Greek letters proudly displayed on our units.
  • Our target market are student organizations, students, and professors. These units will be installed on the campus so it makes sense to cater to these people. Students usually have a more activist spirit and they would be a perfect target market for our idea.
  • There is currently a box similar to ours. The difference is that they are far and few to make a real difference in recycling. These units do not have a target market that could compete successfully with ours. A box also comes with a phone app that allows students to keep track of their points. Our idea could potentially be spread to other campus’s because the technology being used is flexible. Our eventual goal is to have a competition between college campus’s to see which campus can recycle the most amount of material. This has the dual role of getting more people to recycle and advertise our product.

Second Interview

Posted: April 5, 2012 by Carter Slawson in Uncategorized
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Here are my results from the interview I conducted.

Question: What does biotechnology mean to you?

Drew: I’m not sure what biotechnology even means but I’ll take a guess. I think that biotechnology means the use of organisms, such as the human body, to enhance technology.

Question: Are in favor of further research in this field?

Drew: Yeah, I dont see why we shouldnt take advantage of it.

Question: Why do you feel this way?

Drew: I’m in favor of using any technology that might benefit me one day. There may come a day when I may need something that only biotechnology can provide. I wouldn’t want to shoot down a technology that could help people out.

Question: What is your Major?

Drew: Philosophy.

Presentation

Posted: April 4, 2012 by rhromm in Uncategorized

http://prezi.com/86_ip98zk1ek/edit/?auth_key=wjkbx3l&follow=6t3qrmxbktlv

Lets see if this works… Just a start, hopefully it will allow us all to edit and get the ball rolling

First Interview

Posted: April 2, 2012 by James Blinco in Uncategorized
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Here is the transcript of an interview I conducted today for our next assignment.

Me: What is biotechnology to you? What does it mean to you?

Jon: I think it is any technology that shares a relationship with any biological system. When I think of biotechnology, I think of nanotechnology, sanitation, pacemakers, and stem-cell research.

Me: Are you in favor of industrial research in this field?

Jon: Sure, just think it needs to be done ethically.

Me: Can you say why you feel this way?

Jon: I feel that any field of technology is neither good nor bad. All technology has the ability to help humanity and that same technology possesses the ability to destory us as well. But as for biotechnology, if it is implented ethically, I feel that the benefits outweigh the possible risks.

Me: What is your major?

Jon: Civil engineering.

Research and individual problem solution

Posted: February 19, 2012 by rhromm in Uncategorized

Our group chose to do recycling for our problem, and have thrown around many ideas for solutions. We have discussed everything from applications, to credits, to smart trash cans. As a company we want to reduce the waste, and increase consumers recycling.

I see a major problem with recycling being outside the home. Often at restaurants, shopping venues, and other public facilities were recycling cans are not easily accessible or clearly marked. Something such as a smart trash can would help to alleviate massive quanitities of waste. These smart cans can either filter through the waste, or be much simpler with a recording system that relays the recyclable to an app. The idea is to reduce the amount of recyclables entering regular trash cans due to laziness, or lack of proper recycling cans, as well as lack of knowledge of what can be recycled in the few available recycling cans.

The idea itself was introduced amongst our group prior to research. The idea is not a new idea, and is apparently such a hot topic the Wall Street Journal reported on it. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704107204574471352344528912.html

The report also talks about a different type of trash cans capable of containing a chip that is used to track recycables and relay them to a system that pays per pound.