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Title: Incorporating Energy Issues into Environmental Engineering PDF
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Creator: Bielefeldt, Angela
Publisher: University of Colorado, Boulder
Description: No single engineering discipline has integrated renewable and sustainable energy topics into their core curriculum. Environmental engineering programs may benefit from including sustainable energy in their curriculum. Many students in a freshman-level introductory Environmental Engineering (EVEN) course viewed EVEN as a potential major to study renewable energy, but many have since indicated that they plan to switch into other majors. Twelve of the 46 students in the class indicated that energy was their primary specialty choice (second only to 14 students stating an interest in water). Student interest in energy related topics was also strongly apparent among the applicants to a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in EVEN, with 42 of 84 applicants stating an interest in working on research related to energy topics. These energy projects were the most popular among all of the 15 different research topics advertised. This paper describes the existing energy-related courses at the University of Colorado at Boulder. It also describes ways to incorporate sustainable energy into existing courses. Environmental engineering needs to determine what its niche will be in relation to sustainable energy topics, and train students in this important area.
LC Classification: Technology -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Study and teaching
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Renewable energy sources
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Technical education. Technical schools
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Health -- Environmental health
Vocational Education -- Technical
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Continuous Formation
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Environmental engineering
Date Of Record Release: 2009-09-03 12:08:37 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-19 22:11:47 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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