UI Sustainable Electronics Campus Consortium: The iFixit Technical Writing Project

iFixit logo The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI) invites you to participate in a webinar on Thursday, June 19, from 1-2 pm Central. For those of you on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, you can join us in the Stephen J. Warner conference room at ISTC to view the presentation.

iFixit is a “global community of people helping each other repair things,” and its website (http://www.ifixit.com/) is described as the “free repair guide for everything, written by everyone.” The company fosters sustainability by promoting and facilitating repair and reuse. Brittany McCrigler, coordinator of iFixit’s Technical Writing Project (http://edu.ifixit.com/) will provide an overview and answer questions about the program, which partners with universities throughout the US to teach repair and technical writing. ISTC’s Joy Scrogum used the program as a final project option in the Spring 2014 course ENG/TE 498 “Sustainable Technology: Environmental and Social Impacts of Innovations.” The results are online guides that students can feature in their portfolios, which can help extend the useful life of products. Learn how to incorporate this unique real world exercise into existing courses or student organizations.

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/932178991. An archived version of the webinar will be made available for later viewing on the campus consortium page of the SEI website. Contact Joy Scrogum with questions.

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