Solar Decathlon Class Still Available

4 Sep

The add/drop period is still open, so we wanted to let you know about a change to one of our Scientific Reasoning and Discovery courses: Solar Decathlon, taught by Faculty Fellow Prof. Roddis.

The course now counts towards GW’s Sustainability Minor as Science/Engineering, along with is still counting for HONR: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery; GWSB: Science; SEAS: Elective; ESIA: Science.  (Please note that it doesn’t count towards CCAS’ G-PAC science requirement.)

Interested?  The full description is below, and there’s still time to switch into the class!

Solar Decathalon
Professor W Roddis
HONR 2175:MV – 3 Credits
CRN: 37274
F 2:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Required Discussion Section
HONR 2175:M30 – 0 Credits
CRN: 37274
F 4:10pm – 6:00 pm

This course will explore sustainability, the science underlying the basic processes that gave rise to the world we live in and that maintain its viability for human life, while engaging with and contributing to the GW-CUA 2013 Solar Decathlon team. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. We will meet for two and half hours once a week, usually in a technology classroom but also spend about five class meetings on field trips, including several classes in the architecture studio at Catholic University, so must add travel time before and after class time as necessary.

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