Staff

Joy Scrogum, SEI Coordinator; ISTC Emerging Technologies Resource Specialist
William Bullock, ISTC Affiliated Faculty Scientist; Professor of Industrial Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joy Scrogum is an Emerging Technologies Resource Specialist and has been with ISTC since 2001. During that time she has worked on web site maintenance, content development and coordination; writing for multiple blogs, marketing, newsletter editing, and responding to information requests for the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR). She has also served on committees for the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx), and assisted with web site content development and marketing activities for the ISTC web site and Greening Schools. She earned a B.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Biology) and an M.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Ms. Scrogum has worked on the Sustainable Electronics Initiative since its inception under the direction of former ISTC Associate Director, Dr. Tim Lindsey. She has also served as a teaching asistant for a course on sustainability and e-waste issues taught by William Bullock, a professor of Industrial Design in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Art and Design. Ms. Scrogum developed and taught a course in Spring 2014 in collaboration with the UI College of Engineering and the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) entitlted, "Sustainable Technology: Environmental and Social Impacts of Innovations." This course used electronic devices as a case study, examining impacts of electronics throughout their product life cycles. The International Sustainable Electronics Competition began as a local event associated with the aforementioned class taught by Professor Bullock. Ms. Scrogum has been involved with coordinating that competition since it evolved to the international level, and served as the project director for the competition from 2011-2013. Contact Ms. Scrogum regarding general SEI inquiries, the UI Sustainable Electronics Campus Consortium, the SEI blog and web site content coordination, and the International Sustainable Electronics Competition at 217-333-8948.

William Bullock is a professor of Industrial Design in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Art + Design. Professor Bullock teaches a course on sustainability and e-waste issues (ARTD 391/591). The International Sustainable Electronics Competition emerged from this class, and was originally a local event (in 2009). For more information on the competition, visit the International Sustainable Electronics Competition web site. Professor Bullock is also the director of the Project Interaction Research Lab (PIRL). PIRL links education and research design in the classroom where advanced students from engineering, design and marketing collaborate to conduct product development studies for industry. In the Spring of 2012, Professor Bullock was one of the faculty who team taught the New Life for Laptops course (see http://www.sustainelectronics.illinois.edu/research/currentprojects.cfm for more information). Contact Professor Bullock regarding the competition, PIRL, New Life for Laptops, and other aspects of industrial design education and its role in sustainable electronics at 217-390-8291.