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Engineers Without Borders <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 8 Nov 2007 11:50:02 -0500
Engineers Without Borders <[log in to unmask]>
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Ezra Kahn <[log in to unmask]>
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Yes, it is definitely too soon to start designing sugar refiners.  But  
we still have some pretty basic "pre-design" questions.  Like, who is  
going to be involved in this project?  How are we going to meet and  
communicate with each other?  Should we create a CEMS account?  Use  
google docs?  What exactly do we cumulatively know?  What on/off  
campus resources are available to guide us?

I, for one, would VERY much like to be involved in this project.   
However, I am still a fresh member to our club, and feel the need to  
officially meet and talk with those I hope to work with.

My opinion is that established, regular design meetings, separate from  
club business meetings, is necessary.  I think it is also important  
for us, as a group, to work out what our questions are.



Quoting "Michael J. Rosen" <[log in to unmask]>:

> Where I can help on this is design process. I teach it. A lot.
> Can we schedule one of the upcoming EWB meetings to be a design
> session? Invite experts and consultants as needed (e.g. Peter).
> Mike
> Quoting Peter DeGraff <[log in to unmask]>:
>> I tend to agree.  Before you get too far along, I'd like to sit down
>> with the group and Dan, discuss what's currently being done, materials
>> available, evaporator design, operational characteristics, fuel
>> available, etc.  Just want to start out on the right foot.
>> Peter DeGraff, P.E.
>> President
>> Otter Creek Engineering, Inc.
>> P.O. Box 712, 404 East Main Street
>> East Middlebury, VT  05740
>> (802) 382-8522 (p) (802) 382-8640 (f)
>> [log in to unmask]
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Engineers Without Borders [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
>>> Behalf Of Michael J. Rosen
>>> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 9:05 AM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: Re: Engineering
>>> OK, thanks. So "working on designs" means drawing them in
>>> SolidWorks? Have there been any group design sessions to
>>> actually do the thinking
>>> and conceptualizing and arguing and scholarship part of the design
>>> process? No criticisim implied; I'm just wondering where the process
>>> stands.
>>> Mike
>>> Quoting Brett Daniel Davis <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>> One of the second floor computer labs, if there is room.  I'll be
>>>> there by 4 pm.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Brett
>>>> Quoting "Michael J. Rosen" <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>>> Working where in Votey?
>>>>> Mike
>>>>> Quoting Brett Daniel Davis <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>>>> Hey Everyone,
>>>>>>   I mentioned that I would be working today in Votey on
>>> the designs
>>>>>> for the oven from 5-7 tonight.  I won't be in there tonight.
>>>>>> However, tomorrow, I'll be working on it around 3 or 4.
>>> If you're
>>>>>> interested shoot me an email.
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Brett
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