Monday, July 27, 2009

Recycle your old cellphones

What? can the old cellphones that are colecting dust in my drawr be recycled?
Cellphones are often trown into the garbage where they end in the dumpster, you can recycle this old cellphones where people will separate its components (Which are very often toxic) and reuse them to make new phones, you can also recycle the bateries. The cell phones are made by several metal, such as gold, cupper and cadmio, all of this can be turn into a brand new GREEN cellphone.
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Job Interview

I: Interviewer
G: German

I: Hello German, how are you?, welcome, have a sit, let's talk.
G: Hi, I'm just fine, thank you.
I:What made you want to apply for this job?
G: Well I just graduated from college and I'm beginning my master'sdegree, so I think I fulfill the qualities you're looking for in an new employee.
I: Very nice, we like people who want to grow profesionally, so what are some of your best qualities as a worker?
G: I'm responsable, hard worker, great team worker, energetic, easy going, and personally I consider myself as a likable person.
I: Very important what you said about been responsable, so let's pretent that you are working with a partner and he gets sick, you have to present an inform for the next day, what would you do?
G: I just simply finish it by myself, work is work and when it has to be done it has to be done.
I: Very well said, since when are you speaking english? I read your resume and you are originally from Venezuela, so your first language is Spanish, is it?
G: Yes, I come from Venezuela, and yes my first language is Spanish, I've been speaking english since I was 12 years old.
I: Great, it's always better to learn when you're young, so final question, what do you spect from yourself and from the work you'll do?
G: From myself I spect to be a great worker, to don't let you down, and always make the best work I can do, and also be better than you spected, from the job I want to grow as an engineer and why not, as a person, you'll never stop learning, so I spect to learn a lot, and also meet very nice people.
I: Well that's it. Very good interview, it was very nice to meet you, and you'll get an answer next week.
G: Thank you a lot for the opportunity and for showing interest in me, I really apriciate it .

Sunday, July 26, 2009

May-July09 Team 4:

Team Members
Ignacio Davila-Leader
Phoebe Gómez-Assistant project leader
German Rodriguez-Technology
Yanina Alvilar-Secretary

Mind Map of the Project:


Our every day life has been directly affected by the industrial revolution and social groups have grown.This has made industry develop on big steps.This expansion has not been reflected just on physical spaces but also on the environment, for the past years men have focused on the elaboration of different products that attend their needs with the only goal to improve his well-being and lifestyle but in the process of accomplishing this goal, men have forgotten something more important, so important that without it he couldn't live, THE ENVIRONMENT
Engineering Solution (Proposal):

Giving conferences to companies that are polluting the environment. In this conferences we'll talk about possibles solutions to the problem, how can they change their way of working in order to help the environment.
Methodology (How are you planning to solve the problem):

1) Educating the Companies: We'll talk to the different polluting companies through group talks, because not only the head chief must know about this, but also all the employees in the companies.

2) Recycling: This is an incredible way to help the environment, we'll teach the companies that recycling is a win-win activity, they win because the can re-use their products, and also the environment wins.

3) Finding Alternatives Energy Sources: Most of the polluting companies are the ones that provide energy, such as electricity. For example, here in Maracaibo there's an electricity plant called "La Arriaga", this plant uses water from the lake, they boil this and they use the vapor to turn it into electricity, so when this process is finished the water is thrown again into the lake killing all the fish nearby. So, we can change this plant into another that uses wind instead of boiled water.