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Title: Environment Across the Curriculum PDF
Url: http://www.ce.cmu.edu/GreenDesign/education/courses.html
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University
Green Design Institute
Description: One major effort of the Green Design education effort is the development of an Environment Across the Curriculum program intended to offer all Carnegie Mellon students a basic introduction to environmental issues. Environmental modules and case studies have been developed for use both at Carnegie Mellon and anywhere across the world with the support of NSF Project 97-00568, Curriculum and Educational Materials for Environmentally Conscious Green Products and Processes. Included are some examples of Green Design instructional modules:

Introduction to Green Design
Radioactive Waste Management
Disposition of Personal Computers and Teacher's Guide (both PDF format)
Full Cost Accounting and Semiconductor FCA Case Study, (PDF format)
Reverse Engineering for Green Design, and Teacher's Notes (both PDF format)
Rechargeable Battery Management and Recycling (PDF format)
Life Cycle Assessment: Asphalt vs. Concrete (PDF format)
Case Study - Landfill Power Generation (PDF format)
Case Study - Motor Vehicle Emissions Testing (PDF format)

MERC Online Reviewer's comments: The first five modules were recommended by our MERC evaluator.

Introduction to Green Design:
Though the paper is somewhat dated, this is a good paper to get students thinking. The material is presented clearly and the phrases the authors use will focus the reader on the complexities and intricacies of green design. Anyone who thinks green design is a simple concept should read this paper. Fortunately, the paper is logical and not one-sided. It presents concepts clearly. It is easy to read. The paper would serve as a good opening paper for use in a design or manufacturing course. The paper unfortunately does not include any questions for discussion.

Radioactive Waste Management:
This paper presents an excellent summary and history of radioactive waste management. Its clear writing style make it interesting and easy to read. Questions are provided for discussion purposes. It is an excellent paper for courses in materials management, industrial and environmental safety, and depending on the program, manufacturing. It is not a recent paper, yet, it covers key historical topics. Users can update the paper with material currently available.

Disposition of Personal Computers:
This paper on computer recycling raises some interesting questions and concerns about the disposal of computers. Unfortunately, it is dated (1997) and computer components have changed since then. The paper has much to recommend it as a guideline for others interested in developing their own case. It provides excellent background and has very good discussion questions. It focuses on a real issue and has a very complete set of background data that really supports discussion. There is no Teachers Guide.

Full Cost Accounting:
This document reads very much like a chapter in a textbook. It provides good background information for the excellent questions and case following the introductory material. The authors have thoughtfully provided answers to those questions. There are no lecture notes available though they are referred to in the document. A student must have a basic knowledge of cost estimating and cost accounting to complete the cases. With some modification to adapt it to the teachers presentation of course material, this could serve as an excellent class activity or case study.

Reverse Engineering for Green Design:
This slide presentation deals with reverse and green engineering for a coffee maker and a camera. The visuals are excellent. Supporting slides explain the material, however, they are sometimes somewhat brief. The eventual user will need to be familiar with the subject matter and able to add their own knowledge to the slides. Overall the slide presentation lets teachers know what is possible with power point. The graphics are excellent. A very interesting topic, well presented. Must be adapted for use by individual teacher. No teachers notes available.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental management
Social sciences -- Industries. Land use. Labor -- Industries. Land use. Labor -- Labor. Work. Working class -- Industrial hygiene. Industrial welfare
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Industrial safety. Industrial accident prevention
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Geography -- Environmental management
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-11-30 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2014-06-17 10:33:42 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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