Learn chemical principles by examining materials with examples from energy generation and storage to emerging technologies. This first-year University chemistry course explores the basic principles of the chemical bond by studying the properties of solids. Properties such as stiffness, electrical conductivity, thermal expansion, strength, and optical properties are the vehicle by which you can learn a great deal of practical chemistry.
Strengthen your critical thinking skills in this inquiry-based Pre-calculus course.
Learn the mathematics behind linear algebra and link it to matrix software development.
Basic concepts and algorithms for locomotion, perception, and intelligent navigation. Robots are rapidly evolving from factory workhorses, which are physically bound to their work-cells, to increasingly complex machines capable of performing challenging tasks in our daily environment. The objective of this course is to provide the basic concepts and algorithms required to develop mobile robots that act autonomously in complex environments.
This course will take a deep dive into OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It will explore how the United States performs relative to other countries and the shared education trends of top performing countries. Participants will gain insight into the implications of these results on U.S. education.
Learn how to generate ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology. Chemistry and biology are traditionally taught as separate subjects at the high school level, where students memorize fundamental scientific principles that are universally accepted. However, at the university level and in industry, we learn that science is not as simple as we once thought. We are constantly confronted by questions about the unknown and required to use creative, integrated approaches to solve these problems.
English as a New Language (ENL); English Language Development (a.k.a. English as a Second Language (ESL); Designated ESL; Stand-Alone ESL/ENL; or, Focused Language Study) takes a variety of forms in present-day schools. In many schools, teachers teach ENL for a set amount of time (e.g., 30 minutes) a day. Other ENL teachers have multiple classes each day. In many cases, teachers think that they need to focus solely on grammar and vocabulary. However, emphasizing grammar and vocabulary is not the most effective for lasting and engaging language learning. Language was created to get things done, to communicate – and this is where this MOOC starts. It focuses on how to design and teach activities that are saturated with communication, and where needed, strategically develop grammar and vocabulary to support communication.
This course is designed for middle and high school students (ages 14 -18) to apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to evaluate and solve global challenges. Students will work collaboratively on international teams to create a simulated, sustainable outpost on Mars. The course is comprised of five modules, and participants will hear from experts in the areas of clean water, renewable energy, clean air, food and nutrition, and Mars.
This course is an introduction to the finite element method as applicable to a range of problems in physics and engineering sciences. The treatment is mathematical, but only for the purpose of clarifying the formulation. The emphasis is on coding up the formulations in a modern, open-source environment that can be expanded to other applications, subsequently.
FX’s The Strain depicts a city in the chaos of a rapidly spreading disease epidemic, coupled with a devastating cyber-virus attack. This course will explore the real-world science behind virus and parasite biology, cyber security and epidemiological modeling.
This introduction to biochemistry explores the molecules of life, starting at simple building blocks and culminating in complex metabolism.
A course that develops the tools and the mathematical foundation needed to have a working knowledge of Quantum Mechanics.
Disasters kill people, destroy infrastructure, damage ecosystems and undermine development. Climate change is expected to aggravate existing disaster risks. Ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction can be a strategy with multiple benefits.
Identify the historical and cultural systems driving globalization and changing societies around the world.
Learn how philosophy, art, literature, and history shaped the last century and the world today.
Success and happiness are what most of us chase for most of our lifetimes. Interestingly, however, little is taught in schools about how to achieve success beyond the academic measures.
The Online Mini MBA, a non-credit program, provides a practical foundation in current business practices in an intensive, yet flexible format. Through this online Mini MBA program you will obtain the knowledge you need to succeed within your organization. The goal of this program is to make you more effective by providing a framework of knowledge for making informed business decisions on issues affecting organizations today.
The following topics will be addressed: Hydrodynamic properties (porosity, permeability); pore pressure under a dam; flow net; transient flows; pumping wells; complex potential method.