Affiliated Courses

Wind Engineering

Students learn to assess wind resources, learn the physical principles behind wind tunnel operations, learn how to design wind turbines for a site to meet that community's energy needs, learn how to find the equivalent cost of energy in cents per KW-hour, and assess environmental impact (birds, noise) associated with wind turbines.

Spanish Service Learning

In this course, students will learn about sustainable development while completing 30 hours of community service in Atlanta's Latino community. Students will complete their service at three community organizations (Latin American Association, La Amistad, and Agape) offering educational services to Latino middle and high school students. Students, in collaboration with some of the Latino students they will be serving, will produce a design in paper of a videogame (characters, rules, settings, etc.) based on topics of sustainable development.

Sustainable Systems Design

This class covers two tools for exploring and evaluating during a sustainable design or decision-making process: life cycle analysis and system dynamics. Students will apply these tools to a research topic of interest, exploring implications for understanding communities and designing systems or artifacts. This class is a graduate course but is open to seniors.

Community Historians + Westside Speaks

This project studio will explore the design of interactive experiences that support capturing community narrative and supporting sense making for policy makers. We will design and develop new processes and computing infrastructure to support an on-going project with the City of Atlanta, the Westside Future Fund, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and supported by the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council. The focus of the course will be on collecting community narratives around development and “community engagement.”

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.

Problems in Biomedical Engineering

BMED 2250 employs a Problem/Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach to confront a problem from the real world of health and/or medicine within a societal context. During the semester, students focus on a community health issue for which they propose an innovation as a preventative measure or remedy using engineering analysis and fundamentals to justify design decisions, then testing it using mathematical modeling and experiments with a physical model representing an aspect or principle of the innovation or intervention strategy.

Introduction to Environmental Science

Understanding our planet’s environment requires understanding how the whole Earth functions as an interconnected system. This course investigates the four components of the Earth system in detail: the atmosphere, the oceans, the solid Earth, and the biosphere to understand how these processes interact, and then how we, as humans, impact our planet.

Introduction to Environmental Science

Understanding our planet’s environment requires understanding how the whole Earth functions as an interconnected system. This course investigates the four components of the Earth system in detail: the atmosphere, the oceans, the solid Earth, and the biosphere to understand how these processes interact, and then how we, as humans, impact our planet.

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