Congratulations Joe & Isaac for winning 2nd place!!
June 7, 2011 by Kelly Downs
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