CE 4160/6260 – Environmental Microbiology and Biological Waste Treatment
We will explore terminology and concepts for characterizing and mathematically modeling human impacts on microbial systems and vice versa. Special consideration will be given to microbe-mediated cycling of organic materials (i.e., pollutants) in natural and engineered systems, including: conventional water and wastewater treatment, municipal landfills, pristine and contaminated groundwater and surface waters, etc. Prerequisites: CE 2100, 3100
CE 6030 – Green Engineering and Sustainability
An introductory to sustainability metrics and the engineering tools of industrial ecology, most notably life cycle assessment (LCA). Case studies from various engineering disciplines will be explored. Students will undertake an open-ended LCA project related to their thesis research or improving the sustainability of UVA operations. Asynchronous online format: roughly 8-10 h/wk. Prerequisite: SEAS 4th-year or Grad standing.
ENGR 1624 – Introduction to Engineering
Cornerstone course for first-year SEAS undergraduates, introducing them to engineering practice and design philosophy, via exposure to open-ended, realistic , hands-on challenges. Students engage in both individual and team work, and consider the contexts in which engineering challenges arise. SEAS majors and potential career paths are also introduced. Students who have taken ENGR 1620 or 1621 or both, can’t enroll in ENGR 1624.
Certificate in Sustainable Business Online Program (as one of five faculty)
The Certificate in Sustainable Business is the McIntire Business Institute’s newest offering. Designed in partnership with GreenBlue, an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to the sustainable use of materials in society, this online course is designed to help working professionals, students, and other interested parties acquire a significant understanding of the fundamental challenges and business opportunities arising from our current sustainability crisis and learn business through the lens of social, environmental, and fiscal responsibility.