Insights on Science and Technology for Society

INSCITES ECE 94R - Spring 2008

Green Works: Exploring Technology and the Search for Sustainability

30 March - 5 April
Date Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
4/1/08 How do we make choices about technology?    
4/2/08 LAB 1: Let There Be Light!  
4/3/08 Are you an Energy Hog?  
6 April - 12 April
Date Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
4/8/2008 The Past, Present and Future of Light  
4/9/2008 LAB 2: Exploring Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Lab 1 Write-up
4/10/08 LED Lighting: How Soon is the Future of Lighting?
Guest Lecturer Prof Umesh Mishra
Quiz 1
13 April - 19 April
Date Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
4/16/08 Sustainability on Campus  
4/17/08 LAB 3: Building Audit with UCSB Sustainability    
4/18/08 Sustainability and Choice  
20 April - 26 April
Date Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
4/22/08 Cars: An American Obsession Quiz 2
4/23/08 LAB 4: Scavenger Hunt   Lab 2 Write-up
LAB 3 Write-up
4/24/08 The Development of the Car I  
27 April - 3 May
Date Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
4/29/08 Development of the Car II
Guest Lecturer Eric Sandoz
 
4/30/08 LAB 5: Do Car Companies Deliver What They Promise   Lab 4 Write-up Group presentations on alternative vehicles
5/1/08 The Future of Cars  
4 May - 10 May
Date Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
5/6/08 Counterculture Green:
Guest Lecturer Prof. Andrew Kirk
 
5/7/08 LAB 6: Batteries  
5/8/08 Solar This and Solar That   Paper Outline Due
11 May - 17 May
Date Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
5/13/08 New Idea-Energy from the Sun? Quiz 3
5/14/08 LAB 7: Experimenting with Solar Cells   Lab 6 Write-up
5/15/08 The Science Behind Solar Cells    
18 May - 24 May
Date Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
5/20/08 Solar and the Grid  
5/21/08 LAB 8: Be a Lawmaker and Create a Subsidy for Solar Lab 7 Write-up
5/22/08 The Economics of Solar
Guest Lecturer Tam Hunt
 
25 May - 31 May
Date Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
5/27/08 Environmental Impact of Development Paper Due: 11:59 PM by email
5/28/08 MOVIE: The Refugees of the Blue Planet   Lab 8 Write-up
5/29/08 The Development Debate    
1 June - 7 June
Date Topic Readings Due Assignments Due
6/3/08 Green Politics    
6/4/08 Stabilization Wedges   Lab 8 Write-up
6/5/08 The Green Message Lab 9 Write-up (Optional)
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