Hannah Mendoza and Jonathon Anderson, assistant professors of interior architecture, want to refresh the world by recycling trash into design and construction materials. Their success depends on your vote – starting Nov. 1.
Mendoza and Anderson have applied for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Challenge grant to create a high tech, low impact design lab at UNCG, open to students, faculty and the community. Designers would use the lab to experiment with and re-imagine trash, an abundant resource, as a design material.
Just getting in the door for the Challenge wasn’t easy, Mendoza says. Pepsi accepts only a thousand applications per month, and those slots fill up in less than 30 seconds. The proposals are detailed online, and the top two vote-getters will get funding.
Voting begins at 6 a.m. Nov. 1 and closes at 6 p.m. Nov. 30. Each person can vote every day.
To vote for the UNCG project, Today’s Trash, Tomorrow’s Technologies:
- visit www.pepsirefresh.com/trash2tech
- create a user account
- vote for Today’s Trash, Tomorrow’s Technologies
- return to the page each day to vote again – beginning Nov. 1.
Watch the You Tube video promoting the project at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDSAzTmOyTQ.
The effort’s Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=143923478981379&ref=search