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Food for Thought: Solar Decathlon [Free Lunch]

22 Apr

Don’t miss out on the last Food for Thought of the semester!  Seats are still available, and the lunch is still free.  The topic is still GW’s entry in the Solar Decathlon, and you still can make it!

Thursday, April 25th from 1-2pm in the UHP Club Room in Foggy Bottom (714 21st Street)

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Food for Thought: Solar Decathlon [Free Lunch]

16 Apr

Food for Thought: Harvest Home, GW’s entry in Solar Decathlon 2013

Lunch and lecture with Prof. Kim Roddis, UHP Faculty Fellow 2012-2013

714 21st Street, UHP Club Room at the Foggy Bottom campus

The Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. GW is a member of Team Capitol DC, a partnership that also includes the Catholic University of America and American University. Come learn about Harvest Home. A model of the house and its landscape will be on display.

We’ll provide lunch, you bring your questions! Seats are limited to 15, so sign up now.

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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!

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Faculty Fellows Prepare for Fall 2012 Courses

27 Mar

Faculty Fellows offer some of the most exciting, innovative, and unique courses at GWU.  Faculty from across the university compete for a coveted seat with this initiative of the University Honors Program.  Fellows teach a single course–exclusive to the UHP–during one semester of their sabbatical year, and spend the entirety of the year researching, meeting with students, and participating in colloquia. At the culmination of their teaching semester, they offer a public lecture.

For the initiative’s inaugural year, the UHP is proud to announce the selection of Prof. Lori Brainard (TSPPPA) and Prof. W. M. Kim Roddis (SEAS), who will be teaching courses on the Mt. Vernon campus in the fall semester of 2012.

Prof. Lori Brainard

Prof. Brainard will offer Governance, Civic Engagement and Social Media. Honors students will investigate the possibilities of government in the age of social media, and integrate their online experiences to participate with larger questions of citizenship, political and policy efficacy, and professional development.

Kim Roddis

Prof. Kim Roddis

Prof. Roddis will offer Solar Decathalon, a course to 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.

Prof. John Sides (CCAS) and Prof. Barbara Van Barghahn (CCAS) were also selected for the 2012-2013 academic year, and will be teaching their courses in the spring 2013 semester.