ECE 3025 introduces electromagnetics to electrical engineering students. Students will learn how electromagnetics plays an integral role in solving biomedical challenges, enabling high-speed communications, and understanding concepts in other disciplines (such as fluidics). Students who do not specialize in electromagnetics will understand how the topics affect their chosen field of study, be it computer architecture or technology policy. Portions of this course will explore aspects of societal impact of electromagnetics and its application.
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.
The search for life beyond the Earth is reaching new heights. So what are we looking for, and how will we know when we find it? This course will explore the history of the solar system and the Earth as the one example of a habitable planet—one that can support living organisms—that we know now. We will consider how the planets formed, the important planetary processes that brought about the Earth as it was when life arose and the planet we live on today.
The course emphasizes the regulatory aspects of environmental analysis as well as analytical techniques employed in environmental impact assessment. The course materials, policy readings, and environmental impact modeling discussions are presented in sufficient detail for students to apply the concepts to a variety of major engineering projects. Because successful civil engineering in today's world depends largely upon mitigating environmental impacts, the course emphasizes the incorporation of environmental considerations into the engineering process
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.
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.
My course encourages students to think about how they might study or design technologies with a focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals objectives, paying special attention to the needs of underserved, under-resourced, and under-represented communities across the world.
This course will explore the intersection of design and public/community health. We will be looking at the relevance of designing products and services for social impact and learning how to approach design in order to improve a population’s health, internationally and domestically. The course will be taught through case studies ranging from global organizations to projects that have been created and nurtured here at Georgia Tech.
What are the Big Ideas being advanced to promote sustainable communities? Where do you fit in this picture (currently)? How do you envision your role in the future? What steps will you take to intentionally develop the leadership skills and abilities needed to advance the Serve-Learn-Sustain agenda? Who will you seek to partner with and to team with to ensure that you make an impact?
Freshmen will start their Georgia Tech experience on the right foot with this GT 1000 first-year seminar which covers topics critical to a first-year student’s success such as oral presentation skills and resume preparation. And, through activities and field trips you will also learn the fundamentals of how to shape and be part of a sustainable community.