Universities can be leaders not only in research advances in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but also have the potential to be leaders in practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. All 56 colleges and universities in New Jersey recently joined together to endorse a Sustainability Greenhouse Gas Action Plan for New Jersey. In signing this "sustainability covenant," Rowan University has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 3.5% below 1990 levels by 2005. We have used this agreement as the basis for a novel collaboration between the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) and the College of Engineering at Rowan University. We have developed a course project in which sophomore students from all engineering disciplines calculate CO 2 emissions for the university and propose methods for further reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. This project has been developed for Sophomore Clinic II, the th course in an innovative eight semester multidisciplinary engineering design and practice, project-oriented course sequence that is a hallmark of the Rowan Engineering program. Sophomore Clinic II emphasizes public speaking skills, design principles, and engineering economics.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2002|
|Event||2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada|
Duration: Jun 16 2002 → Jun 19 2002
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