Brainstorming and random Wikipedia-ing led us to the term: Techno-progressivism
"Techno-progressivism, technoprogressivism, or tech-progressivism (a portmanteau word combining "technoscience-focused" and "progressivism") is a stance of active support for the convergence of technological change and social change. Techno-progressives argue that technological developments can be profoundly empowering and emancipatory when they are regulated by legitimate democratic and accountable authorities to ensure that their costs, risksbenefits are all fairly shared by the actual stakeholders to those developments."
Our proposed name for this would be something like TPI: Techno-Progressivism Initiative...
...This led us to branding/promotional ideas about getting "TPed" as in toilet paper all over your lawn and trees back in high school. So if our group takes on an educational purpose we could use something like "Get TPed" as a slogan. Something like "You Got TPed" could also work.
APT: Advancing the Progression of Technology
We are also considering names using the word Spectrum
We don't think that it is needed to identify ourselves in our branding with the University of Illinois. Should this grow into something more we don't want to limit ourselves due to this branding. However, we think that in some instances it would be beneficial to use this in order to get somethings accomplished (i.e. You are making phone calls and you can say "I am a student at the University of Illinois" and someone is more likely to answer your question/help you.)
We feel that many class members were under the impression that the class would be one large project which would be taken on in smaller projects. Task groups would be assigned along the way. Who is in which group could be determined by a ranking system and people could pick their top 2, 3 or 4 etc.