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"Michael J. Rosen" <[log in to unmask]>
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Engineers Without Borders <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 9 Nov 2007 09:45:07 -0500
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I can make this.

Quoting Jacqueline Elizabeth Bell <[log in to unmask]>:

> Any administrative EWB business will be very short (<5 min).  Brett
> would you be able to lead the group in a design night?  We will be
> meeting at7:00 on Monday.  where would you like to meet?  Karen @
> [log in to unmask] may be able to help you reserve space.
> Can't wait!
> Jacquie
> Quoting Brett Daniel Davis <[log in to unmask]>:
>> Hi again,
>>   So what everyone has been writing makes perfect sense.  Some may or
>> may not know, the oven project is my senior project for engineering
>> management. I'd taken a few classes with Professor Baker last year, and
>> knew that this project was one that he wanted engineering input on.  So
>> I approached him this year and he was excited to have help with it.  I
>> probably should have just sent this to the whole group from start.  For
>> the most part this semester, I've been working with Professor Baker and
>> some folks at Leader Evaporator (maple syrup evaporator company in
>> Swanton), to come up with some basic oven improvements.  However, as
>> more time was spent with the oven, the more variables came up, and the
>> more I realized that this oven design encompasses areas that are over
>> my head.  However, becuase I was committed to doing the project, and
>> becuase I need to have it done in December, I've just been making due
>> with the best of my knowledge and those that I work with.
>>    The prospect of having a design team this semester is really
>> exciting for me, and the project.  I was for the most part under the
>> impression that EWB was looking to begin work on designs in December,
>> so I figured that I'd go on with my project as usual.  My thought was
>> that I'd have 2 or 3 ME students from EWB who would come tonight, and
>> my agenda was to bring them up to speed, and try to bounce ideas off of
>> them.  But becuase there has been such a large response and interest in
>> doing design work now, then I would love the opportunity to have an EWB
>> design meeting, where experts such as Peter and Mike could come
>> consult, guide, etc.  I would be up for setting up an EWB meeting, but
>> sooner rather than later.  I think that I have most of the information
>> that Peter was mentioning, such as history of the project, materials,
>> so we could have this meeting any time (its often tough to get Dan to
>> attend extra meetings, he's usually really busy).  Would this Monday
>> night work?  We can meet while EWB does administrative things, and have
>> an official panela oven introduction?
>>    Regardless,  I'll be working to put the pan design in CAD tonight,
>> for those who still want to show up.  The pan design is not going to
>> change, just the oven, but drawnings need to be made for a manual Dan
>> is making.  We can talk about what's been done, etc.  Sorry for the
>> length of this email, just thought I'd try to let everyone know where
>> I'm coming from and where I'm heading.  Thanks for the input from
>> everyone.
>> Thanks,
>> Brett