Staff

Joy Scrogum, SEI Education Coordinator; ISTC Emerging Technologies Resource Specialist. General program inquiries & International Sustainable Electronics Competition
Nancy Holm, SEI Research Coordinator; ISTC Sponsored Research Program Coordinator. Research program inquiries
Kirsten Hope Walker, Environmental Education Specialist. Curriculum Design, Outreach, International Sustainable Electronics Competition, SEI Symposium
Laura Barnes, ISTC Librarian. Ask the Expert, & RefWorks Database
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 and content 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. 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 is currently the project director for the competition. Contact Ms. Scrogum regarding general SEI inquiries, the SEI blog and web site content coordination, and the International Sustainable Electronics Competition at 217-333-8948.

Nancy Holm is the Sponsored Research Program Coordinator and SEI Research Coordinator at ISTC. She has been with ISTC since 2006. She oversees the proposal solicitation, grant documents, and budgets as well as progress and final reports for projects that ISTC funds through the Hazardous Waste Research Fund (HWRF) from the State of Illinois. As SEI Research Coordinator, Ms. Holm oversees sustainable electronics projects funded by HWRF and collaborates on grants, internships, and fellowship initiatives of interest to SEI. She also organizes the Sustainability Seminar series at the Center and coordinates the Illinois Biochar Group, which is affiliated with the International Biochar Initiative. Prior to joining the Center, Ms.Holm was an assistant limnologist at the IL State Geological Survey with their Lake Michigan Program. Before moving to Champaign in 1984, she was involved with various environmental research projects at the University of Minnesota, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and at Argonne National Laboratory. Her research interests are primarily in the areas of pollution prevention and the effects on biota from the degradation of aquatic habitat. She earned her B.A. degree in Biology and Chemistry from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa (1976) and earned her M.S. degree in Oceanography and Limnology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (1979). Contact Ms. Holm regarding SEI research project inquiries at 217-244-3330.

Kirsten Hope Walker Ms. Walker is the Environmental Education Specialist at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC). The main focus of her work is to provide educational programming support to the Sustainable Electronics Initiative in collaborating with area schools, university faculty, and other officials about introducing sustainability concepts into the curriculum; develop written and online curriculum and videos; and organize and participate in environmental education activities for SEI. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as a high school teacher for District 211 (Hoffman Estates), graduate assistant in environmental education (Northern Illinois University), and non-formal educator (USFW and Reveille Peak Ranch - Central Texas); she is an active board member of the Environmental Education Association of Illinois and enjoys teaching others about the outdoors. Ms. Walker earned her B.S. degree in environmental biology from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. She has earned two master's degrees in education. The first degree is in secondary education-science from Roosevelt University (M.A.) and the second is in curriculum and instruction in environmental education from Northern Illinois University (M.S.). Contact Ms. Walker regarding SEI curriculum development at 217-300-9540.

Laura Barnes has been the Librarian/Clearinghouse Specialist at ISTC since 1995. Her responsibilities include helping ISTC staff and the public locate the information they need; teaching businesses and organizations to be more green; maintaining the Environmental News Bits blog; and developing new information resources on sustainability issues. She also works on several of ISTC's regional and national pollution prevention information projects. Ms. Barnes earned a B.A. in History and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has served on the Special Libraries Association Illinois Chapter Board of Directors as Downstate Director, as a Special Interest Director on the Lincoln Trail Libraries System Board of Directors, and on the Illinois Library Association Executive Board. Contact Ms. Barnes regarding the SEI blog, Ask the Expert service, & the RefWorks Database at 217-333-8957.

William Bullock is a professor of Industrial Design in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Art and Design. Professor Bullock teaches a course on sustainability and e-waste issues (ARTD 391/591). The International E-Waste Design Competition emerged from this class, and was originally a local event (in 2009). For more information on the competition, visit the Sustainable E-waste Design 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.