ISEN has developed a series of graduate courses on the topics of sustainability and energy, with an expected audience spanning the whole university, from physical sciences and engineering to social science, business, communication and law. We are pleased to offer the following courses:
Topics in Contemporary Energy and Climate Change
The increasing worldwide demand for energy presents a number of complex interdisciplinary challenges, from resource depletion to climate change. This class will challenge students to answer the question, How shall we power the world in the 21st century? We will examine the history and geography of energy use; links between energy and climate change; and technological, economic and environmental benefits and drawbacks of various energy sources. Students from all disciplines are welcome.
410 (Cross-listed with EARTH 342)
TTh, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tech F285
CO2 Science, Engineering and Policy (In Development)
Andy Jacobson, Franz Geiger, Alberto Salvo
Coming in Academic Year 2013-2014 (quarter offered TBD)
NUvention: Energy is a Northwestern University program that debuted in spring 2010. It is one of an expanding NUvention portfolio of topically focused cross-campus entrepreneurship programs and is also a capstone course in the new graduate-level course cluster offered through ISEN. Over an intense quarter, graduate students from schools across campus come together in interdisciplinary teams to develop a product or service and a business in the burgeoning sustainable energy industry. By simulating the product/service and business development process, NUvention Energy helps students develop creative, interpersonal, business, and technical skills.
Primary - Mark Werwath + Mike Marasco, David Dana, Mark Petri (adjunct)
Winter 2014 (enrollment by application, due Oct. 26, 2012 - see course website to access)
F 12:15 - 3:15pm