Red Solo Cups...Who knew?

Friday

October 4th, 2019

This was an incredible day for our team.

 

We used red and blue solo cups (made from polystyrene) and were extremely successful! 

We produced a consistent line of beautiful violet-colored filament. 

We're very excited for this development - now the real fun can start. ;) 

2019

What a summer!

Wednesday 

August 7, 2019

This summer, I was able to work on our project full time - it was the most rewarding, frustrating, adrenaline-producing experience.

I'm very excited to announce we have a working machine! The prototype is always grumpy and moody - we have lots to work with this coming fall semester. We will keep you posted on the improvements and new parts of our manufacturing process!

-Lauren

2019

Wrapping Up Spring Semester

Saturday

May 18th, 2019

What a semester~

We've come such a long way since the beginning of the year. We have assembled all the parts of our single screw extrusion machine. We are designing an apparatus that will stretch and cool our filament. We will spend the summer running tests to figure out how this alters the mechanical properties of the filament. 

We're excited to team up with textile specialists to begin weaving samples!

Thanks again everyone for making this possible.

2019

Participating in the National Academy of Engineering's Global Grand Challenges Summit

Friday

April 19th, 2019

We are very grateful to have participated in the NAE's Global Grand Challenges Summit

"The event convened inspirational world leaders with the next generation of engineers and changemakers to build creative collaborations and solve the grand challenges facing our future world of 10 billion people." 

We presented our work and got to see other colleges' ideas on how we can sustain our ever-growing population. 

We are excited to be sending our founder to the summit in London in the fall.

2019

Featured on The Crowd TV: Episode 2

Female Entrepreneurs

Sunday

March 24th, 2019

Watch our founder and 7 other inspiring female entrepreneurs talk about their emerging ventures on The Crowd TV.

Minute: 4:50

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTOPd5dFgnE&feature=youtu.be

2019

Winners of the January $2,500 Amber Grant

Friday

February 15th, 2019

We are very grateful to have received the Amber Grant for this month.

We are going to use this money to continue modifying and improving our prototype. We believe we are close to producing a filament that could be woven to make fabric. If you are an experienced weaver in the Baltimore area and would like to get involved, email Lchoi7@jhu.edu.

 

We are now qualified to receive an end of the year grant of $25,000!

Please vote for our team (all you have to do is press the button): https://ambergrantsforwomen.com/voting/?fbclid=IwAR2EIO4gVFz2L0VXH-1FFryQgPB4Drin0ZOY9G1QgEGK7wld0uG5evdaG9I
 

2019

Weekly Updates: Intersession Design Sprint

Wednesday 

January 23rd, 2019

We have just finished our Spring 2019 Design Sprint! During this time, our team worked on building our first prototype (a machine that extrudes plastic filament that can be woven to make materials). It took lots of hard work - we're so excited to show you our final product!

2019

Winners of the Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures Spark Grant

Wednesday

December 5th, 2018

We are excited to announce we have been awarded a $1,000.00 grant from the Johns Hopkins’ student entrepreneurship center to build our first prototype this January. This machine will take shredded up plastic water bottles and produce a filament that can later be woven into fabric.

2018

Design Sprint

Saturday

December 9th, 2018

We had a our first design sprint!

A design sprint is a lock-in in which teams set goals, research, and make efficient progress in short amounts of time. Our goal for this first design sprint was to finalize all plans for our prototype.

Stay updated for progress reports on our machine, which will be built in January.

2018

Weekly Updates: Intersession Design Sprint

Wednesday 

January 23rd, 2019

We have just finished our Spring 2019 Design Sprint! During this time, our team worked on building our first prototype (a machine that extrudes plastic filament that can be woven to make materials). It took lots of hard work - we're so excited to show you our final product!


 

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