CEE 70 Environmental Science & Technology
3 units; R. Kopperud
Introduction to environmental quality and the technical background necessary for understanding environmental issues, controlling environmental degradation, and preserving air and water quality. Material balance concepts for tracking substances in environmental and engineering systems.
CEE 73 Understanding Water: Tools and Approaches from Science and Engineering
3 units; D. Fong, A. Pieja and A. Robertson
Water physics and chemistry shape our world. Without water there is no life, no biology. This class provides an introduction to these basic sciences as applied to water and considers how they interact to give water its critical role in the processes that sustain, and sometimes poison, our planet. We will explore both the natural world and the engineered systems critical to civilization.
CEE 201S Science and Engineering Problem Solving with MatLab
3 units; D. Fong
Introduction to the application of MATLAB to solving problems in science and engineering. Emphasis on computational and visualization methods in the design, modeling and analysis of science and engineering problems. Open to Summer College students and undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) as CEE 101S. Prerequisite: Calculus. More info...
CEE 207S Energy Resources: Fuels & Tools
3 units; K. Knapp and E. Grubert
Energy is a vital part of our daily lives. This course examines where that energy comes from, and the advantages and disadvantages across different fuels. Contextual analysis of energy decisions for transportation and electricity generation around the world. Energy resources covered include oil, biomass, natural gas, nuclear, hydropower, wind, solar, geothermal, and emerging technologies. Prerequisites: Algebra. Note: May not be taken by students who have completed CEE 173A, CEE 207 or EARTHSYS 103. Open to Summer College students and undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) as CEE 107S. More info...
CEE 265C Water Resources Management
3 units; A. Findikakis
Examination of the basic principles of surface and ground water resources management in the context of increasing water scarcity and uncertainty due to climate change and other factors. Specific topics include reservoir, river basin and aquifer management, conjunctive use of surface and ground water, and treated wastewater reuse. Special emphasis is placed on demand management through conservation, increased water use efficiency and economic measures. Besides the technical aspects of water management, an overview of its legal and institutional framework is provided. Open to Summer College students and undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) as CEE 165C.
CEE 271F New Indicators of Well-Being & Sustainability
3 units; E. Laurent
Explore new ways to better measure human development, comprehensive wealth and sustainability beyond standard economic indicators such as income and GDP. Examine how new indicators shape global, national and local policy worldwide. Well-being topics include health, happiness, trust, inequality and governance. Sustainability topics include sustainable development, environmental performance indicators, material flow analysis and decoupling, and inclusive wealth indicators. Students will build their own indicator of well-being and sustainability for a term paper. Open to Summer College students and undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) as CEE 171F. More info...
CEE 275S Environmental Entrepreneurship & Innovation
1 unit; A. Robertson
Our current infrastructure for provision of critical services—clean water, energy, transportation, environmental protection; requires substantial upgrades. Water and wastewater facilities are nearing the end of their design lives and current “best practices” are capital and energy intensive. Continued reliance on our current primary energy sources--fossil fuels; is likely to result in a substantially altered climate. Changes are clearly needed. Through a series of seminars, thiis course will address a range of issues relevant to innovation and entrepreneurship in the provision of environmental services. Open to Summer College students and undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) as CEE 175S.
CEE 277L Smart Cities & Communities
2-3 units; P. Williams
The role of information technology (IT) in enabling mankind to improve the operations and sustainability of cities and communities. Review of what a "smarter" city or community might be, the role of IT in enabling them to become "smarter" (including what IT cannot achieve). Case studies on water, energy, transportation urban design and resilience. Open to Summer College students and undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) as CEE 177L.
CEE 279S Seminar: Issues in Environmental Engineering, Science & Sustainability
1-2 units; A. Robertson
Invited faculty, researchers and professionals share their insights and perspectives on a broad range of environmental and sustainability issues. Students critique seminar presentations and associated readings. Open to Summer College students and undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) as CEE 179S. S/NC grading only.