In my Design and Engineering (math & science), our goal was to use google sketchup to create a system that generates power, I made a solar panel. This design helps to solve the seventh MDG (millenium development goal) environmental sustainability. This project helped me understand how solar panels go on a house and why the placement is so crucial (facing east to get the most of the sun as possible).
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For the Design & Engineering project as action, I created a water station with SM, HM, and LN. Our goal was to create a simple water station in under twenty dollars. We did this by brainstorming and figuring out that we can hang a bucket from a tree in order to control the water flow. Our water station was able to efficiently pour water and wash hands with ease. This station could help people who don’t have plumbing or access to a sink.
The purpose of this project was to share my idea of what building should go where Ground Zero stands. My project was inspired by a Zen Garden in Kyoto, Japan, called Ryoan-ji which was created for Buddhists by the Fujiwar family in the 11th Century. In this Zen Garden, they used the sound of water, and the feel of sand to create peace. This building builds peace, because the whole idea of a Zen garden is to bring peace, and serenity. This building gives peace and closure to those who lost someone on 9/11.
The Apology Speech project was all about conveying a topic that we are very interested in, using the Socratic method of thinking.
I chose the topic of SOPA because it is a injustice to our first amendment; freedom of speech. It is also a topic that can affect everyone that uses computers by censoring parts of the internet.
I learned that SOPA is a bill that can censor the internet and put a muzzle on the creativity of the world wide web.
Check out my speech below!
The Stop Online Piracy Act is putting a muzzle on the creativity of the United States. Let me explain SOPA to those of you who don’t know of it. It is a bill started by the Entertainment industry to give them the right to block any website that shows copy written material. But this gives them the right to shut down some of the most visited websites in America!
SOPA will also take other measurements to make sure these websites cannot be visited like having your internet provider block it, having Google block the website, and even not letting them transfer money through PayPal! Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr, Wikipedia, and plenty more can get shut down if this bill passes.
If this bill passes, the court system will be tied up with cases about SOPA. The only upside to this being that sites that let you download music, movies, pictures, games, etc. will get shut down. Alone protesting this bill* I am but a gadfly* but together they will hear our message and stop SOPA. So, today I would like you to stand up to protest SOPA, email your senators and state representatives, and tell your friends and family about protesting SOPA as well. If this bill passes, it is just the start of censorship on the World Wide Web; no one knows what could happen if this passes. So, I would like you all to do something, think of a country with censorship rampant and creativity covered up by our government…
A public good is something that all of the public can access, and use. Our group had the topic of food as a public good. I believe that food is a public good because it is something that everyone needs access to, and the government offers multiple ways of how to receive food. We wanted to see what Americans views were on food being a public good. We created these interviews because we wanted to see a different perspective of if the United States is giving enough funding towards people who can’t afford food. We went over to Whole Foods for about an hour and handed out surveys to citizen. So we went out and the results we got are below.
We interviewed Kim near Whole Foods and we had a conversations about food as a public good. You can hear the interview below.
This is the amount of money that just Chicago spends since 2001.
This is ridiculous how we spend upwards of millions of dollars a day just for Chicago, look through this site for yourself
and see your city or how much taxpayers are spending every year.