Structural Engineering Design, Fall 2003
Basic philosophy of planning and design of structures. Loads on structures. Design criteria and factors of safety. Design of reinforced concrete structural elements using the ultimate strength design method. Load factor design of structural steel members and connections. Structural system design concepts. Approximate and computational analysis methods. Emphasis on problem-based learning through design project(s) on which students work as design teams. Special topics such as design of cable struc
Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications, Fall 2003
Covers computational and data analysis techniques for environmental engineering applications. First third of subject introduces MATLAB and numerical modeling. Second third emphasizes probabilistic concepts used in data analysis. Final third provides experience with statistical methods for analyzing field and laboratory data. Numerical techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation are used to illustrate the effects of variability and sampling. Concepts are illustrated with environmental examples and
Introduction to Civil Engineering Design, Spring 2002
Introduces students to the theory, tools, and techniques of engineering design and creative problem-solving, as well as design issues and practices in civil engineering. Includes several design cases, with an emphasis on built facilities (e.g., buildings, bridges and roads). Project design explicitly concerns technical approaches as well as consideration of the existing built environment, natural environment, economic and social factors, and expected life span. A large design case is introduced
Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, Spring 2005
This course examines fundamental software development and computational methods for engineering, scientific and managerial applications. Emphasis is placed on object-oriented software design and development. Students engage in active learning using laptop computers (available on loan). Assignments cover programming concepts, graphical user interfaces, numerical methods, data structures, sorting and searching, computer graphics and selected advanced topics. The Java® programming language is used
Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, Spring 2002
Fundamental software development and computational methods for engineering and scientific applications. Object-oriented software design and development. Weekly programming problems cover programming concepts, graphical user interfaces, numerical methods, data structures, sorting and searching, computer graphics and selected advanced topics. Emphasis is on developing techniques for solving problems in engineering, science, management, and planning. The Java(C) programming language is used.
Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, Fall 2002
This course presents fundamental software development and computational methods for engineering and scientific applications. Object-oriented software design and development is the focus of the course. Weekly programming problems cover programming concepts, graphical user interfaces, numerical methods, data structures, sorting and searching, computer graphics and selected advanced topics. Emphasis is on developing techniques for solving problems in engineering, science, management, and planning.
Civil Engineering in Developing Countries
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues.
Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering
The course covers basic concepts of biomedical engineering and their connection with the spectrum of human activity. It serves as an introduction to the fundamental science and engineering on which biomedical engineering is based. Case studies of drugs and medical products illustrate the product development-product testing cycle, patent protection, and FDA approval. It is designed for science and non-science majors.
Ecosystems and their Environmental Balance: Indicating differences among vertebrates
In this activity exploring difference among vertebrates, the learner will know and be able to interpret and apply scientific, technological and environmental knowledge.
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
Environmental Education Teaching Materials
The Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP) produces peer-reviewed teaching resources summarizing topics on conservation biology. Each module contains a synthesis document outlining the main concepts of a subject, a modifiable visual presentation, classroom exercises and solutions, teaching notes, and interdisciplinary case studies. For more information please visit
Duke Pratt School of Engineering - Undergraduate Graduation 2010
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Gulf Oil Spill Disaster: Emory Environmental Expert Weighs In
The country is three months into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and still not even close to a resolution. Many are blaming a lax regulation system with government employees being too close to the oil industry. Will the oil spill change this relationship? More important, will BP pay for all the claims mounted against it? Emory University environmental law professor William Buzbee answers these questions and much more.
Environmental Research Center - East
http://www.nd.edu/~underc/ UNDERC furthers research and education in environmental studies at The University of Notre Dame by focusing activities on unique locations of high environmental quality in the North Central region and northern Rockies of North America.
Environmental Assessment of High-level Plans and Programs in the EU.
Faculty of Environment Spring 2010 Lecture Series Dr. Ulrike Proebstl from BOKU University of Life Sciences in Vienna provides insight into her research with "The Uber-EA: Strategic Environmental Assessment of High-level Plans and Programs in the European Union."
Hazel Rymer, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geophysics at The Open University
Hazel Rymer, volcanologist, shares her views on why her area of postgraduate study is important to a large sector of the public http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/science/index.htm
Electrical Engineering 240 - Lecture 27
Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits
Mini-lecture: Engineering tissue
Professor Robert Brown, Head of UCL's Tissue Repair and Engineering Centre, discusses how his centre's research is pioneering new ways of engineering tissue with future applications for transplants and repairing of damaged tissue. He spoke at the 2010 Times Cheltenham Science Festival on a panel discussion of biomedical engineers, who are revolutionising medical science. http://cheltenhamfestivals.com/science-2010/engineering-human-tissue/ http://www.ucl.ac.uk/orthopaedics/centres/rbrown.htm
UToledo engineering students ride in reduced gravity with NASA
They call it the "Vomit Comet." But some University of Toledo engineering students jumped at the chance to take a ride in reduced gravity with NASA.