Instructors: Shannon Sleeper and Teri St. Pierre
Students will conduct research on food insecurity on a global, national, and local level and develop strategies to achieve zero hunger. Through local community engagement students will develop skills in research design, statistics, and communication.
Instructor: Chunzeng Wang
Students will evaluate relationships among energy consumption, environmental hazards, new technologies, and sustainability. Students will survey the scientific literature and conduct field work at local renewable energy facilities and mineral resource sites. Note: one Friday afternoon and one Saturday all-day field trip.
Instructor: Brent Andersen
This course will examine the origins, manifestations, and consequences of political extremism, violence, and terrorism, using selected examples both from within the U.S. and around the globe. Students will employ research tools that scholars use to investigate these threats and the conditions which produce them, including opinion surveys, interviews, covert observation, and content analysis.
Instructor: Larry Feinstein
This course will provide basic information regarding plant nutritional needs, soil properties, and fertilizer sources that could be used to optimize yields of produce. Fertilizer sources will include chemical and a variety of compost tea infusions that students make and test. Students will develop hypotheses and growing trial conditions to test how different fertilizer sources influence yields of greenhouse produce.
Instructor: Mark Royer
Students will work through technical programming problems that arise when working with real-world, scientific data. To start, students will consult biologists or environmental scientists to determine a
domain-specific data set to investigate for the semester. By the semester’s conclusion, students will have gained experience with programming techniques for data analysis and data visualization.
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