MS, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
I am looking to build a plastic shredder machine to begin creating a micro-scale plastic recycling shop at Temple University. The machine would be utilized by the Office of Sustainability as an educational tool to explain the recycling process and how materials are transformed into new products. The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) would use the machine for academic research, and also to create a more sustainable process for recycling unwanted 3D printed prototypes or print mistakes. The goals of this interdisciplinary project are to showcase sustainable design, and product development utilizing experiential learning and the lean manufacturing process, and also to increase the university’s recycling rate through expanded educational programming.