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Deborah Hagen-Lukens
ENVIR 450
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Environmental Studies

Format may range from seminar/discussion to formal lectures to laboratory or modeling work.

Class description

Unique interdisciplinary course designed for both graduate and undergraduate students focuses on what it takes to develop innovative clean tech solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges and creating exciting new business opportunities along the way. Weekly speakers include top national, international and local experts in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, policy and law. Topics include alternative energy and energy efficiencies, green building, and transportation. Students will form teams, identify an environmental problem and possible opportunity to solve it. Interested teams are invited to enter the Spring UW Environmental Innovation Challenge.

ENTRE 490/579

Cross listed with ENGR 498 and ENVIR 450

Fall Quarter 2011 (2credits)

Tuesdays 4:00-5:50 pm, Mary Gates Hall 389

Instructor: Deborah Hagen-Lukens, dlhagen@uw.edu

For registration info contact: Pam Tufts, ptufts@uw.edu

No Add Code Required, No limit on enrollment

ENVIR 450 Environmental Innovation Practicum (2)

Unique interdisciplinary course designed for both graduate and undergraduate students focuses on what it takes to develop innovative clean tech solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges and creating exciting new business opportunities along the way. Weekly speakers include top national, international and local experts in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, policy and law. Topics include alternative energy and energy efficiencies, green building, and transportation. Students will form teams, identify an environmental problem and possible opportunity to solve it. Interested teams are invited to enter the Spring UW Environmental Innovation Challenge.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

The course text is now available as an e-book on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Fire-Business-Solutions-ebook/dp/B005PJTNR2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1317119966&sr=1-1 You should be able to download a free Kindle reader there as well

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Deborah Hagen-Lukens
Date: 09/27/2011