In this course, you will learn how to characterize the energy state of a system and the mechanisms for transferring energy from one system to another. These are the tools necessary to understand stationary and transportation power systems from small scale, like batteries, to large scale, like nuclear power plants.
In this course you will evaluate more sustainable ways to use and supply energy. Then, using this common understanding and your unique background, you will practice creating innovations for more sustainable energy. At a minimum, you will develop your technical and creative ability to innovate for a sustainable energy future. Some of you will create innovations as a direct result of this course. For as many of you as possible, I hope this course will be a life-changing experience.
Climate Literacy tackles the scientific and socio-political dimensions of climate change. This course introduces the basics of the climate system, models and predictions, human and natural impacts, mitigative and adaptive responses, and the evolution of climate policy.
Explore motion in the real world using modern tools and techniques (video capture and analysis, computer modeling) guided by fundamental physics principles.
In this course, we will study physics from the ground up, learning the basic principles of physical laws, their application to the behavior of objects, and the use of the scientific method in driving advances in this knowledge. This first course of the three-course series (the subsequent courses in the series are Introduction to Electromagnetism and Introduction to Modern Physics) will cover the area of physics known as classical mechanics.
This course introduces the academic approach of Sustainability.
This introduction to fundamental chemical concepts of atomic and molecular structure will emphasize the development of these concepts from experimental observations and scientific reasoning.
As a society and individually, we use energy every moment of our lives to improve our quality of life.