Content with Disciplines : Sciences and Engineering

Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems for Low Income Housing

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The service integration project will be centered on a student-initiated concept of solar domestic hot water systems for low-income households. The system itself will be primarily constructed from recycled materials such as used domestic hot water tanks and wood components recovered from construction sites. (Several community businesses have already agreed to donate some of the essential components.) The specific system design constraints, criteria and solution specifications are located in the Appendix of this proposal. A prototype, along with a kit (consisting of system components and assembly instructions), of this system will be designed previously to the beginning of…

Comparative Public Health & Environmental Policy

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course will begin with a comparative review of Mexican and United States history and government, followed by study of selected health and environmental problems along the border of the United States and Mexico. Next we will study the public policies designed to address those problems. After two weeks of intensive classroom study, students will travel to the border to observe conditions and to study and undertake a service-research project related to environmental-health issues. The service project will allow students to utilize public health and environmental skills to assist low income populations in the border region, and thus…

Community and Environmental Compatibilityin the York River Watershed York, Maine :A Service Learning Program

This course is listed as: Sociology 300, LSC 495Human communities and the environment are increasingly endangered in today's society. Pressures for economic growth, the world economy, and the expansion of state and national regulations have decreased local control and have heightened the strains on the environment. While this project will not change these conditions at a local level and to see how a community is trying to deal with its concerns about its environment. This Project draws on the combined resources of the students of the University of New England (UNE) Departments of Life Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences…

Environmental Problem-Solving and Consulting

I. CONTEXT In ENVS 204, you go beyond identifying environmental problems to actually focusing on solutions. This takes two forms: (1) Who: becoming familiar with, learning from, and celebrating individuals and groups who have themselves achieved success at solving environmental problems, and who are thus role models or examples for others to follow or emulate, and (2) How: as part of a 3-5 person interdisciplinary consulting group/team/task force, applying problem-solving skills to real-world environmental problems and thereby helping a real client in need. College seniors examining global environmental issues are often overwhelmed by the enormity of the problems and feel…

Neighborhoods and Watersheds

General Course Objectives: To provide students an opportunity to increase their understanding of important issues confronting the vitality and health of watersheds in urban environments. To provide students an opportunity to increase their understanding of principles of citizen involvement and public stewardship of natural resources in an urban environment. To apply the knowledge of natural resources and the principles of stewardship in assisting neighborhoods to effectively participate in the protection and enhancement of their watersheds. To disseminate the knowledge and experience gained over the course of the project. Through reflection and critical analysis, evaluate the learning and project experiences and…

Environmental Ethics

Introduces students to ethical theory as applied to current environmental issues. As a service-learning class student projects will assist a selected agency working locally on environmental issues. Projects may include trail work, aiding community recycling programs, improving wildlife habitat or raising environmental awareness among local school children. Agencies selected will reflect the range of the environmental spectrum from the Sierra Club to the Division of Wildlife Resources. The class is worth four credit-hours and includes three hours of service each week. Meeting Service-Learning Criteria 1) provides needed service to community: Service projects will either directly help manage or improve environmental quality…

Fisheries Science and Techniques

Course Description: Fisheries Science and Techniques will offer experiences in fisheries stock management based on assessment of individual organisms and populations. Sampling techniques and gear employed in a variety of habitats will offer collecting and processing opportunities for several species of freshwater fishes. Limited experiences with marine fishes and invertebrates may be possible. These samplings of local fish stocks and other exemplary data sets will then be analyzed as appropriate for sex ratios, age and growth, population age structure, reproductive capacity and success, recruitment, food habits, migrations, population estimates, and other aspects of fishery science and management. Weekend day trips…

Geology 106 – The Hydrosphere: Michaud Farm, Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary

Fall Semester, 1999Lecture MWF 11 AM – Cam I I ILab F I PM – Cam 219Lois K. Ongley Assistant Professor SummaryThe Hydrosphere focuses on water in three regimes of the planet, Earth: the atmosphere, surface waters, and ground water. The inter-relationships of water, earth materials and people are considered. Book: Environmental Geology, Merritts et al., 1997. This is available in the bookstore, two copies will be on reserve in the library. Supplies: pencils with eraser, colored pencils, ruler/protractor, calculator, computer discs. Always bring pencils to lab. Geo Lunch: Tuesdays at noon in Room 10, Commons (everyone is welcome)Help Sessions:…

“Interpreting the History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay”

Course Description:This is a 2-unit Service Learning option associated with ESSP 195: “Special Topics: The History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay”. Students will learn about Monterey Bay in the special topics course and will share their knowledge with K-12 grade children at local schools by participating in the Virtual Canyon Project. This project is an ongoing effort to develop an interactive, educational, web-site to help school children learn about Monterey Bay, its deep underwater canyon, and the research process through which scientists learn about the bay and its inhabitants. Students in this service learning class will team up with…

Applied Watershed Systems Restoration – Service Learning

Watershed Restoration in the Schools and CommunityWinter/Spring 2000 Semester Students with disabilities who may need accommodations please see me as soon as possible during office hours or by appointment. ESSP/SL MLO #11: Students must be able to share the relevance and importance of science with the culturally, linguistically, technologically, and economically diverse populations of our regional, national, and global communities. Students must be able to combine their ESSP discipline based knowledge with community experiences resulting in a new knowledge brought about by attention to the issues of social responsibility, justice, diversity, and compassion. Core Course Questions:1. How does participation in…

Field Botany

*Note: If class participants agree, the hours of some field trips may be extended to allow for travel time in addition, an all day field trip is planned for Friday, June 6, MOST CLASS MEETINGS WILL INVOLVE FIELD TRIPS AND WE WILL LEAVE PROMPTLY AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CLASS. PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE IF YOU WILL BE ABSENT SO WE DON·T WASTE TIME WAITING FOR YOU! PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE CLASSROOM AT LEAST FIVE MINUTES PRIOR TO STARTING TIME. YOUR GRADE WILL BE COMPROMISED IF YOU MISS CLASS, PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE!!!! Texts:1.Newcomb·s Wildflower Guide, by Lawrence Newcomb 1977….

Freshwater Ecology/Limnology

Course Number: BI 3184 F99Credits: 4SC 4; see schedule at officePrerequisites: BI 1014 and BI 1024 or BI 1114 and BI 1124 and either BI 2004 or GL 1023Class Hours: 3 hours lecture and one 3 hour laboratory weeklylecture: 1530-1645 hrs T R ES/KH 14 *laboratory A: 1430-1720 hrs M ES/KH 14laboratory B: 1230-1520 hrs R ES/KH 14Semester Offered: FallService Learning: Included in context of class responsibilities plus additional work Course Description:Freshwater ecology/limnology entails the study of aquatic organisms in relation to the environmental conditions of lakes and streams. Lotic and lentic waters will be characterized and contrasted. The physical,…

Land and Water Law

This course is designed for students preparing for careers in natural resource management. Students who successfully complete this course will have a better understanding of the legal and policy contexts in which natural resource managers function. The course is organized around the following five learning outcomes. A. Knowledge outcomes. Students will demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of:Outcome 1 – American property law with particular focus on water and land use regulation;Outcome 2 – Legal approaches to conserving private lands;Outcome 3 – Policy dilemmas facing federal land managers. B. Skills outcomes. Students will practice and demonstrate abilities toOutcome 4 – develop…

Civil Engineering, Traffic Flow Theory

1. Students in the class provide a needed service: The Millcreek Lion's Club and the County of Salt Lake have approached me requesting that I work with them to address traffic control problems in the Millcreek neighborhood. Traffic routed improperly has become a safety issue and has greatly contributed to the deterioration in the neighborhood especially for seniors and children. Too much traffic on neighborhood streets has cut off access by foot and isolated parts of the neighborhood from what used to be a more cohesive unit. 2. The service experience relates to the subject matter of the course: In traffic…

Design for the Environment

LEVEL: SophomoreNumber of credit hours: Three (3) semester credit hours COURSE GOALSThe primary goal of the course is for the students to conduct "An Assessment of Environmental Equity in the City of Harrisburg." The first objective is to have the students in Design for the Environment prepare a report that can be shared with the community on environmental equity in Harrisburg. The students will investigate four specific issues that will be identified with the help of community leaders. The students will complete a report and present their findings in oral and written forms. The second objective is to have the…

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

LEVEL: Freshman4 Credit Hours (Quarter) COURSE GOAL: As the title of the course implies, this is normally the first engineering course that mechanical engineering students take at the University of SouthAlabama (USA). My goals are for the students to find out about the diverse disciplines of the mechanical engineering profession and to prepare them for success in studying mechanical engineering. A guiding principle in developing the course is "design-across-the-curriculum" — service-learning provides the context for students to learn and practice the design process as they carry out their design projects. There are five learning objectives for the students: (1) gain…

Field Applications in Mine Reclamation Science

TEXT: Restoration and Revegetation of Western Ranges and Wildlands, Steven B. Monson and Richard Stevens, Published by U.S.Forest Service. COURSE FORMAT Mine reclamation science will be covered from the starting point of native species seed harvesting from shrubs, forests, grasses, and trees. Guest lecturers from the mining industry, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Resources Conservation Service (formerly the Soil Conservation Service), the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Utah Division of Wildlife, the Utah Division of Landscape Design, the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining, and several commercial seed harvesting and seed processing companies will provide instruction in…

The Community Design Center Workshop

ARC 500-2 Community Design Center Workshop. (CDC)Advisor: Pamela Heintz, Center for Public and Community Service (CPCS)Leadership Intern: Joseph Ho (CDC), Brian Howells (CPCS)3 Credit Hours SCHEDULE: Monday – 6:00 – 9:00pmLOCATION: Room 302, Slocum Hall workshop/studio or otherwise as notedOFFICE HOURS: Office 417A Wednesday and Friday, 10:00am – 12:00am(Additional hours by appointment) The Community Design Center will operate out of room 302 in Slocum Hall. The room is outfitted with eight drawing tables, a conference table, files for research, slide projectors for presentations and a computer for word processing. The room is to be used specifically for projects undertaken within…

Microbiology: Service learning and the Environment Meet at Clear Lake

ABSTRACT:College students enrolled in diverse science courses at Brevard Community College are able to provide service to at-risk local high school students enrolled in the federally-funded DRIVE (Deeds and Recreation Invalidate Violence Everywhere) Program, Brevard Community College, and the citizens of Brevard County. The scientific principles around which service learning will be developed involve analysis of the environmental, zoological, and microbial characteristics of Clear Lake in Cocoa, Florida. Clear Lake was selected for its proximity to the college and the high school as well as its frequent, routine use by the college and the general public in activities that result…

Environmental Studies/Geophysics: River Hydrology and Hydraulics

Fall 1999Office Hours: MTW 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM (Please stop by with questions).Lecture (Bill 404): MWF 10:30 – 11:20 A.M.Lab (Bill 404): M 1:30 – 4:20 Text: Gordon, McMahon & Finlayson, 1992. Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists, John Wiley Catalogue Description: The development and evolution of natural channel systems will be investigated. Special emphasis on environmental river restoration and aquatic habitat. Topics include the physics of flowing water, sediment transport by rivers, flow and substrate characterization techniques and flood hydrology. Laboratory requires the students to jointly design a river restoration project for an environmentally degraded channel. Detailed Course…