Transport Processes in the Environment, Fall 2004
Introduction to momentum and scalar transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. Derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Topics include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, phase partitioning, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange, settling and coagulation, buoyancy-driven flows, and stratification in lakes.
Public Health Biology
Offers an integrative molecular and biological perspective on public health problems. Explores population biology and ecological principles underlying public health and reviews molecular biology in relation to public health biology. Modules focus on specific diseases of viral, bacterial, and environmental origin. Uses specific examples of each type to develop the general principles that govern interactions among susceptible organisms and etiologic agents. Devotes special attention to factors tha
Global Warming WebQuest
Global warming has become one of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the world. The following webquest, based on the Koshland Science Museum's exhibit Global Warming: Facts and Our Future, was designed primarily to introduce high school and middle school students to the complicated issues surrounding global warming and climate change. Through participating in a fictitious scenario, students will take an active role in determining how and why climate is changing and how humans m
11.943 Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning - The Cardener River Corridor Workshop (MIT)
This landscape and environmental planning workshop investigates and propose a framework for the enhancement, development and preservation of the natural and cultural landscape of the Cardener River Corridor in Catalunya, Spain. The workshop is carried out in conjunction with the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, and the Barcelona Provincial Council (Diputació de Barcelona).
AP Environmental Science Course Material
One of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching an advanced placement environmental science course is finding enriching field and lab activities for your students. These labs have been developed by an experienced team of environmental science educators in partnership with the Environmental Literacy Council. Each lab has been the subject of an extensive peer review by a number of experienced environmental science educators. The content of this initial collection is varied, and APES
Where Do We Grow From Here?
This package of resources and lesson plans was developed to support social studies and science teachers in integrating these topics within the regular curriculum. Government, policy and planning, economics, geography, and a myriad of environmental issues are encompassed with the Smart Growth concept, and Smart Growth provides a rich source of topics for classroom investigations. Our goal is to facilitate the involvement of teachers and students in authentic government and environmental issues. T
Enter the world of PowerUp, a free, online, multiplayer game that allows students to experience the excitement and the diversity of modern engineering! Playing the game, students work together in teams to investigate the rich, 3D game environment and learn about the environmental disasters that threaten the game world and its inhabitants. Teacher's guide and lesson plans included.
Sustainability at Missouri State
Why is sustainability important? What is Missouri State doing to be a sustainable campus? How can students be sustainable? Students and staff from environmental management, facilities management, dining services, residence life and services and the student government association answer these questions and discuss what sustainability means to the campus community.
HHMI Research Introductions: Kristine Nolan
The Research Introductions Series, sponsored by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, introduces students to the breadth of research happening at the University of Richmond. In these short, informal presentations, UR science, computer science, and mathematics faculty present their current research and discuss ways undergraduates can become involved in an undergraduate research experience. This talk features Kristine Nolan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. For more on Dr. Nolan visit
Will Marcellus Shale drilling be taxed?
Tom Murphy, co-director of the Marcellus Shale Center for Outreach and Research (M-COR) answers a question from the audience as to whether natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania will be taxed. The atrium of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center was standing room only last Wednesday for the first Research Unplugged event of the fall semester, a conversation with Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research co-directors Michael Arthur and Tom Murphy on the economic and environmental impacts of Marce
Michael Arthur narrates animation of the drilling process
Michael Arthur, Professor of Geosciences and Co-Director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, walks the audience through an animation of the natural gas drilling process. The atrium of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center was standing room only last Wednesday for the first Research Unplugged event of the fall semester, a conversation with Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research co-directors Michael Arthur and Tom Murphy on the economic and environmental impacts of
Aris Candris: Role of Nuclear Power in an Energy-Constrained World
Carnegie Mellon University's top-ranked College of Engineering launched a new Leadership Speaker Series Oct. 11 by hosting Westinghouse Electric Company CEO Aris Candris (CIT'74, '79), who discussed the role of nuclear power in today's energy-constrained world. Candris also talked about the factors that are causing the growing need for energy and a comparison of yesterday's and today's nuclear industry. He was joined in the discussion by a panel of Carnegie Mellon energy experts, moderated by
The Protohaus Project
Alfred University MFA student Ann Holley designed and built Protohaus, with about 150 square feet of living space, using as many recycled, reused and/or sustainable materials as possible. The house, located on AU property, is completely "off-the-grid:" powered by solar energy, with propane-powered refrigerator and stove. Holley will live in the house this academic year as both an art and environmental project.
Maarten Hajer: Reframing Climate Policy
Professor Maarten Hajer (Director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam), 'Reframing Climate Policy: Reflections on Science, Politics and the Role of the State'. Professor Hajer was delivering the keynote address at the conference 'Democratising Futures' (28 May). Part of the Mellon Sawyer sponsored seminar series 'Modelling Futures: Understanding Risk and Uncertainty'.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Instructional Guide
This instructional guide explains the structure of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) course and expected learning outcomes, suggests some course assignments, and suggests some guidance for course participants when carrying out the assignments.
Panel discussion: What next for climate change reporting?
Several of the UK's most influential environment correspondents from the BBC, the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Sun and The Science Media Centre to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), the School of Geography and Environment and the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at Oxford University, and the British Council Climate Change Programme are bringing together several of the UK's most influential en
Sea Vent Viewer
This web site serves as an educational overview of National Science Foundation (NSF) earth and environmental science research focusing on hydrothermal vent systems. It features an interactive viewer which allows users to explore hydrothermal vent systems with the touch of a mouse. Dragging the cursor around the screen moves the field of view while clicking on numbered items reveals informational pages about each inhabitant.
17.32 Environmental Politics and Policy (MIT)
"Environmental Politics & Policy" explores the workings of environmental policymaking in the United States. What are the big issues facing environmental policy? How did we end up with the policies we have today? Why does it take a crisis to move environmental policy forward? Why do political factors - economic interests, social and political values, bureaucratic styles, ideologies, elections, etc. - always seem to overwhelm sound scientific and engineering judgment in determining policy out
14.23 Government Regulation of Industry (MIT)
The objective of this course is to introduce you to the role of government in markets where competitive equilibria “fail.” In this course we will emphasize the importance of market structure and industrial performance, including the strategic interaction of firms. We will examine the behavior of individual markets in some detail, focusing on cost analysis, the determinants of market demand, investment behavior, market power, and the implications of government regulatory behavior. The
22.033 Nuclear Systems Design Project (MIT)
Group design project involving integration of nuclear physics, particle transport, control, heat transfer, safety, instrumentation, materials, environmental impact, and economic optimization. Provides students with opportunity to synthesize knowledge acquired in nuclear and non-nuclear subjects and apply this knowledge to practical problems of current interest in nuclear applications design. Past projects have included using a fusion reactor for transmutation of nuclear waste, design and develop