University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) students from all majors, undergraduate and graduate, may participate. Engineering, design, sustainability, or business backgrounds will be helpful, but not required for success in this competition. Teamwork across disciplines is encouraged. We invite students to create a broad range of design concepts and innovations for technology products that demonstrate fresh approaches and responsible solutions for green computing technologies.
Participating students will be exposed to hands-on experiences with electronic waste re-use methods, collection methods, and other strategies intended to curb the impacts of electronic waste. The goals are to learn about ways to re-use e-waste for new and productive means, explore your own ideas for how to address e-waste problems and contribute to the body of knowledge that advances the practice of environmentally responsible product design for current and future computing technology products. Participants may work in teams of no more that 5 people and all team members must be currently enrolled UIUC students.