Visit to the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project, coming up Thursday Sept. 12, 2013. Please meet promptly in class at 11:00 am.
Visit to the UW Physical Plant, Thursday Sept. 5, 2013. Please meet promptly in class at
9:30 AM and we will walk to parking lot C14 to start the tour with Mark Kirschenbaum, Assistant Director, Campus Utilities.
The Odegaard Writing and
Research Center for Early Fall Start students will be in operation during
Early Fall Start.
Students who feel that they could use some help writing
college-level papers are particularly encouraged to visit the center. You
should book online as drop-ins can be accomodated on a very limited basis.
The staff will not write your papers for you, but they will help you get
started and talk with you about such things as style, audience, and
Welcome to Class!
Become an informed citizen of a new generation and prepare to contribute meaningfully to the energy debate. Discover, for example, how cars can be made significantly more
energy-efficient, and why planes cannot; and how the power from wind farms, tide farms, and wave farms can all be calculated swiftly. We will examine the use and benefits of
both fossil fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas), and alternative energy sources (bio-fuels, solar energy, wind, batteries, and nuclear). Evaluate policy options, engineering
challenges and potential solutions to meeting our energy needs sustainably.
What the Course Covers
Regional and global energy demand, sources, policy and current and future technologies
Costs of sustainable energy production and its impacts on climate and the environment
Solutions to our energy problems
Who Should Attend?
Inquisitive students interested in sustainability solutions with simple algebra and arithmetic skills
Students who intend to pursue business, humanities, sciences or engineering at the UW