SLO 4 - Students will be able to describe how they can use their discipline to make communities more sustainable

Empirical HCI Methods/Qualitative Research Methods

My course encourages students to think about how they might study or design technologies with a focus on sustainable communities objectives, paying special attention to the needs of underserved, under-resourced, and under-represented communities across the world. 

Multimodal Transportation

Planning, design and operation of systems of air, rail, water and highway facilities, including those for bicycles and pedestrians. In this course, we will focus on the need, purpose and design for multimodality.  Why is a multimodal transportation system important?  How do we plan and design for multimodal transportation?  How do we measure the performance of a multimodal transportation system?  What is a complete street and what guides are available for complete streets design?

Honors Ecology

Honors ecology is a team based, problem based course in general ecology. There are no lectures: students are expected to identify the relevant knowledge, learn and apply it to the given problem and are mentored by faculty through this process.  Student teams examine five ecological problems ranging from single species conservation/management to watershed health assessment. Several of these projects (changes in biological communities through time, watershed health) are focused on local communities.

Honors Organismal Biology

The laboratory portions of these courses are designed as research service-learning labs that integrate relevant community service with academic coursework to enhance learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.  In partnership with the Piedmont Park Conservancy, students conduct research that benefits learning in biology and the greater Atlanta community.

Green Infrastructure: EPA Campus Rainwater Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Campus Rainwater Challenge, a national student design competition, is focused on creating green infrastructure and building sustainable communities on college campuses and across America.  The first half of the course will include tutorial seminars on stormwater management, green infrastructure, and understanding the social, economic and ecological relationships among Georgia Tech, the Emerald Corridor along Proctor Creek, the Westside Alliance neighborhoods and the Chattahoochee River.

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