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Understanding Markets with Data Science

This course treats community as its central theme, and focuses on the use of data science to understand how individuals interact with each other, and how organizations and firms may gain insights and design policies that better serve individuals across various communities.  The class talks about community in general, but sometimes uses marketing examples to illustrate ideas.  The concepts and tools are applicable to any community, or any context where individuals are networked and interact with each other.

Construction Management and Megaprojects

Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts of Megaprojects - Tools, such as life cycle assessment (LCA), were be introduced to the students to study the human ecology of big projects. Megaprojects were analyzed as displacements that follow a socio-natural process. Students learned the methodology to study changes in the surrounding environments of megaprojects from social, environmental, and economic standpoints.

Sustainable Community Principles

This course has a GT designation so students in any major can count it towards free electives, and it is additionally cross listed with CS, ARCH and PUBP. You can register for any one of GT 2803 HP2, or PUBP HP2 or ARCH 2803 or GT 4803 HP2 or CS 4803 HP2 and you’ll be in the same class!

Technology and Sustainable Community Development (Tech and Sustainable Communities)

When does technology improve communities? When doesn’t it, and why? How can you improve your chance of having a positive long-term impact on communities? How is designing technology for communities different from designing technology for consumers?  This course will explore the role of technology in the development of sustainable communities, locally and internationally.

Introduction to Sustainable Systems

This course has a GT designation so student in any major can count it towards free electives, and it is additionally cross-listed with Management and Industrial & Systems Engineering.  You can register for any one of the course numbers and you'll be in the same class!

Research Methods for Human Computer Interaction

How do you know what a user wants to see on a wearable display, whether an app feature is being used, whether a clickable button is better than a swipe, or whether a person who is blind can use your physical product? Research methods for HCI allow you to investigate such questions and develop evidence to inform design decisions. In this course, you will learn about common methods employed in user-centered and evidence-based design. You will also learn how to choose methods, plan studies, and perform research that is inclusive of users with a range of abilities.

Vertically Integrated Project: Bee Snap

This course is part of the Vertically Integrated Projects program, where students get credit for working on ongoing projects over multiple semesters.  As part of the Bee-SNAP team, students will design devices and computational approaches to study bees in urban habitats.  Predictions and models developed using these approaches will be validated with biological field studies.  Bees are important pollinators and efficient pollination is critical to our food supply.  Should bees become threatened in urban areas, food security could be at risk. 

Environmental Systems Design

CEE 4395 is a project-oriented course that also includes instruction complementary to the design of environmental systems. Instruction in the course includes the development of schematic drawings and documents required to transmit engineering designs to project stakeholders; use of AutoCAD software; sustainable design concepts; energy efficient design; cost estimating; and working with project stakeholders to achieve design objectives. Student groups produce preliminary design deliverables for two projects in a manner to meet identified design objectives.

Energy and Environmental Analysis

ISyE 4803 Energy and Environmental Analysis addresses energy and environmental assessment from a systems perspective. Designed for students who have already taken ISyE 3025 (Engineering Economics) and Physics 2211 and 2212 (introductory physics) the course provides an introduction to energy analysis and environmental lifecycle assessment, with application to energy efficiency, renewable energy, resource availability and environmental impacts. The course is open to students from all majors, but ISyE majors have first option.

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