Science, Computer, Engineering Elective (Ivan Allen)

Happiness

This course introduces students to the study and pursuit of happiness, integrating research findings from numerous disciplines including psychology, sociology, and economics. In addition to being a scientific topic, happiness is central to political philosophy, ethics, religion, and philosophy. Thus, happiness research has the potential to help everyone flourish by integrating and uniting human beings through social, political, and individual ideals.

Biorefining

Biomass is the only renewable source of organic carbon. Many efforts have been made in recent year to develop economically viable processes for converting biomass into novel products like fuels, chemicals, and materials. Examples of products include ethanol and alkanes as biofuels, bulk chemicals like ethylene glycol and phenol, and composite materials containing biomass-derived fibers. However, the complexity of the feedstock and required process conditions have presented significant challenges for many applications.

Chemical Product Design

This course provides a product design algorithm that can facilitate design and development of new or improved products. The design process emphasizes the concepts of sustainability, and discusses the impact of products, specifically chemical products on the community. Product design is discussed from the social, cultural and environmental perspectives, whereby the need for technology development for the social good becomes key.

Pre-Senior Design

Senior Design is a mentored experience in which students begin the transition from school to engineering practice. In Senior Design, students must learn to apply the theories, methods, and tools they learn in the classroom to situations that are complex, where data are not given, and where the assumptions required by formal analyses may be violated. Therefore, Senior Design is more than a course. It is an opportunity for students to work with a client, team members, and faculty to accomplish something truly meaningful.

Senior Design

Senior Design is a mentored experience in which students begin the transition from school to engineering practice. In Senior Design, students must learn to apply the theories, methods, and tools they learn in the classroom to situations that are complex, where data are not given, and where the assumptions required by formal analyses may be violated. Therefore, Senior Design is more than a course. It is an opportunity for students to work with a client, team members, and faculty to accomplish something truly meaningful.

Synthesis Lab I

Synthesis Lab I introduces you examples of organic reactions that have impact in real-life industry and business. Students will learn how does organic chemistry improve the overall quality of life for all by the chemical synthesis of pharmaceuticals, dyes, polymer materials, etc in a sustainable fashion.

Synthesis Lab I

Synthesis Lab I introduces you examples of organic reactions that have impact in real-life industry and business. Students will learn how does organic chemistry improve the overall quality of life for all by the chemical synthesis of pharmaceuticals, dyes, polymer materials, etc in a sustainable fashion.

Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering

Many engineering problems require the use of advanced numerical methods for finding solutions to systems of linear, nonlinear, and differential equations, optimizing functions, and analyzing data. The general objectives of this course are to develop skills in properly defining and setting up chemical engineering problems and learning numerical methods that can be used to solve these problems. For this reason, this course provides a foundation of techniques that can be used to solve practical and complex engineering problems.

Smart and Sustainable Cities

This course is open to all undergraduate Civil and Environmental engineering majors. It will be taught in three parts. In Part I, the course will focus on providing a broad overview of how cities function by examining the various urban systems (e.g., transportation infrastructure, power supply, water distribution, buildings, etc.) and their interdependencies in relation to each other and to human and natural systems. This will be explored in the context of the role urban systems play in understanding and achieving urban sustainability.

Ecology Lab

Ecology Lab covers basic ecological phenomenon using urban ecological settings as the backdrop. As a class, we visit areas in the metro-Atlanta community to understand human-environment interactions within our ecosystem. We immerse ourselves in these communities to understand the short- and long-term consequences of environmental change and what ecologically can be done to keep ecosystems-- and related neighborhoods-- thriving.

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