Year of 2017
Update 4/9/17: No meeting this week. Get excited for implementation soon!
Update 4/2/17: Received a message from a member of the Camden community regarding possible assistance in creating a teaching garden for kids. Technical team continued to work on implementation day packet and ordering parts. Marketing doing final preparations for poster and buciness card.
Update 3/26/17: Project poster and business card almost finalized. Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser is set for 3/29/17. PearUp fundraiser unfortunately fell through due to unforeseen circumstances. Technical team continued to work on implementation day packet and ordering parts.
Update 3/19/17: No meeting due to Spring Break.
Update 3/12/17: Marketing continued creating business cards and a project poster. restaurant fndraiser has been set up and PearUp fundraiser almost complete. Technical team still working on implementation day packet to be ready to implement in April.
Update 3/5/17: Congratulations to next year's project leads Chris and Eshil! Marketing set up a recruiting event and began the process for a restaurant fundraiser, creating business cards and creating a project poster. Technical team still working on implementation day packet to get prepared for implementation in April!
Update 2/26/17: Technical team working on implementation day packet and purchasing materials. Marketing team discussing fundraising ideas (resturant + steak sale!) and methods to recruit new members.
Update 2/19/17: SUEZ water grant submitted. Technical team almost has design finalized and is slightly ahead of schedule. Next step is implementation day packet and purchasing materials. Marketing team discussed fundraising ideas and recruiting techniques. Also discussed the possibility of alternating meeting days between Tuesdays and Wednesdays to allow more members to attend. A trip to the community was made to fill out some paperwork and discuss the future of the project.
Update 2/12/17: Almost all technical features of the project have been determined. Next step is purchasing materials and creating implementation day packet. SUEZ water grant to be submitted as soon as possible. Community visit planned for next week.
Update 2/5/17: CAD design of project almost finalized. Further parts for the pump implementation were discussed to decide on the final design. Suez Water grant application nearly complete as well. To be submitted in the near future. The Camden project has been chosen to be a featured story on the Community Engineer Corps’ website!
Update 1/29/17: A rough timeline of goals during the Spring 2017 semester was shown. The start of an implementation day packet to secure proper construction was conducted. This includes a 3D modeling of the system in CAD. Marketing committee finalizing water grant questions and is aiming to submit in a week's time.
Update 1/22/17: Water catchment system is almost finalized. Project members are preparing to collect supplies for implementation.
Year of 2016
Year of 2015
Our foundation design has been completely changed thanks to our meeting with our mentor. We will save money and have to dig less! We plan on making a materials trip shortly after class is over and then implementaion.
We wish everyone good luck on finals and an exellent summer vacation!
EWB-Camden is making their first trip of the year on Saturday, February 7. They are visiting 3 lots, including a check-up to their rain barrel catchment system, to make assessments and measure the layout. There will also be a fundraising event for EWB-Camden on February 13. The event will have two aspects : a bake sale and a pie-ing (a donation is made to pie either an EWB-Camden member or a willing friend).
We will meet with our mentor on Friday to go over our two designs, the foundation and alternative rain catchment system. We will discuss cost and methods for improving our designs.
Camden Project looks forward to volunteering at Rutgers Day this Saturday!
At EWB Camden, we have completed a preliminary design update for the existing rain barrel foundation. This design is awaiting approval from our mentors here at Rutgers. Also in the works is an alternative rain catchment system for the new lot. The catchment system employs a large platform to collect rain water because there are no near rooftops available.
Now that we are officially approved domestic project, we must work to finalize the authorization to work with the Community Gardens in Camden.
The bake sale was a success!! Even out earning our previous years bakesale.
Currently at Engineers Without Borders Camden Project, we are still working to get our implementation documents in order. We have a meeting scheduled with our mentor.
We hope to have another visit to Camden at the end of May to put in the rain barrel foundation and clean up the other lot.