MAE 456 Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Sample reading list:
Mark Hankins, Commonwealth Science Council, London, Solar for Africa
Charles I. Jones, 2nd Edition, W.W. Norton & Company, 2, Introduction to Economic Growth
The course will include homework and lab assignments, outdoor activities, and a group project that can impact local development within the Mpala area. There will be a final exam at the end of the three week session. Lab assignments will take advantage of the biodiversity around the Mpala area, as well as local energy sources.
Final Exam - 30%
Design Project - 30%
Lab Reports - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
No prior knowledge of science and mathematics will be assumed to ensure that students in the humanities and social sciences can also participate in the program. ENROLLMENT IN THIS COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE TROPICAL BIOLOGY PROGRAM IN KENYA..
The science and technology course material will focus on drawing energy from the world around us. This will be presented within the context of solar, wind and hydro power. We will discuss the use of local materials and how to design creatively with such materials. The interdisciplinary group project will seek to find environmentally friendly sustainable solutions to local problems. Prof. O. Aduda, Department of Physics, University of Nairobi will Co-Instruct.