U NDERSTANDING S ELF AND O THERS Both Matt and Ed have Keirsey Guardian Temperaments This worked made our group well together It allowed us to rely on each other to make sure we got our work completed.
U TILIZING O UR S TRENGTHS AND T ECHNICAL L EADERSHIP Only having 2 members of the group made us fast and efficient. We each had certain skills and resources we could pull from. Ed – access and skills working with wood working Matt – Used a PSU machine shop to do the metal working we could not do ourselves Easy to separate work as we worked through the project Great TA for project
J UDGMENT Many hard choices during our experience English or Metric? What parts to buy? What design parameters were more important?
L EADING C HANGE We worked to design this machine to help other people We are leading the way to help produce a sustainable resource for Africa. We used our resources to and technical skills to help bring change half way across the globe
F UTURE I NNOVATIONS After we completed our step in this larger project, we realized that we need to help lead the next group of students. Completed a list of things to improve the machine, while allowing there creativity to shop through. We felt this was an important last step to take.
I MPROVEMENTS Abrasive force needed Lighter and smaller Less cost Method of Sorting product
S PECIAL T HANKS Dr. Lisa Steinberg Dr. Rick Schuhmann Ryan Whittington Flora Chadare (Contact in Benin, Africa) MATSE Machine Shop Staff
W ORKS C ITED National Research Council. "Chapter II: Baobab." Lost Crops of Africa: Fruits. Vol. 3. Washington, D.C.: National Academy, 2008. Print. Pakenham, Thomas. The Remarkable Baobab. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004. Print.