5.92 Energy, Environment, and Society (MIT)
"Energy, Environment and Society" is an opportunity for first-year students to make direct contributions to energy innovations at MIT and in local communities. The class takes a project-based approach, bringing student teams together to conduct studies that will help MIT, Cambridge and Boston to make tangible improvements in their energy management systems. Students will develop a thorough understanding of energy systems and their major components through guest lectures by researchers from across MIT and will apply that knowledge in their projects. Students are involved in all aspects of project design, from the refinement of research questions to data collection and analysis, conclusion drawing and presentation of findings. Each student team will work closely with experts including local stakeholders as well as leading technology companies throughout the development and implementation of their projects. Projects in this course center on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
- Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Language: English
- Author: Conlin, Beth
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- Tags: energy, environment, society, energy initiative, project-based, energy management, project design, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation, wind power, wind mill, energy recovery, nuclear reactor, infrastructure, climate, thermodynamics, sustainable energy, energy calculator, solar power, solarthermal, solar photovoltaic, greenhouse gas, emissions, turbines,
- Course Publishing Date: Nov 16, 2007