Congratulations Joe & Isaac for winning 2nd place!!

June 7, 2011 by Kelly Downs

Watch the winning video – “Dismantle”

Two industrial design students from Rochester Institute of Technology, Isaac Alves and Joseph Lapke, won second place in the 2011 International E-Waste Design Competition. The team of fourth-year industrial design students developed a laptop that can be fully disassembled in about 90 seconds. Alves and Lapke’s project, called Dismantle, won gold honors in the prevention category of the competition and earned them $3,000 in prize money. The competition is part of the Sustainable Electronics Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College students and recent graduates from around the world submitted their ideas for products or services to prevent electronic waste or e-waste generation (prevention category) or that incorporate e-waste components into a new and useful item (reuse category). Computers, TVs, cameras, printers and cell phones are generators of e-waste. Jurors awarded monetary prizes to the top three projects within each category, along with three honorable mention awards. To view complete article in the RIT University News

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