Earth's future:  causes and consequences of global climate change

EECE 112, L48 Anthro 100, L82 EnSt 101, I-151

Earth's Future: Causes and Consequences of Global Climate Change examines 1) the physical basis for climate change; 2) how climates are changing and how we know and assess that climates are changing; and 3) the effects of climate change on natural and human systems. The course is team-taught and will involve participation by scholars across the university with expertise in specific subjects. This is a broad, introductory course for first year students and presumes no special subject matter knowledge on the part of the student. 

Units: 3

Co-taught with T.R. Kidder (http://anthropology.artsci.wustl.edu/kidder_tr)

Offerings: Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018


Atmospheric Science and climate

EECE 547

This course covers current research topics in atmospheric chemistry and climate change. Topics include atmospheric composition, chemistry, transport, dynamics, radiation, greenhouse gases, natural and anthropogenic primary pollution sources and secondary aerosol production, and measurement technologies. Focus will be placed on how our atmosphere and climate are altered in a world of changing energy production and land use. Prereqs: Chemistry 112A, Physics 118 or 198, and junior or higher standing.

Units: 3

Previous Offerings: Spring 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018


introductory chemical engineering thermodynamics

EECE 203, ChE 320

Classical thermodynamics. First and second laws, properties of pure substances, mixtures, and solutions. Phase equilibria, chemical reaction equilibria. Prerequisites: Chem 111A, Math 132, Physics 117A.

Units: 3

Previous Offerings: Fall 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


Peer Mentoring Pipeline Program

To meet Missouri's need for increased science and engineering education (MO is an EPSCoR state), we are currently working with WashU's Institute for School Partnership (ISP) to establish a novel STEM-based Peer Mentoring Pipeline Program to activate Grade 6 - PhD level research and education of ambient air quality and control technologies. Research projects involving air sampling (using custom sampling kits) in the presence and absence of a control technology (e.g., portable air purifiers) and subsequent sample analysis, data processing, and reporting will educate all participants on the science, technology, and impact of pollution and control technologies. Here, students gain mentoring experience and observe the strength and impact of outreach activities, increasing their likelihood of incorporating these types of activities in their careers as they move up the mentoring pipeline.


Independent research

Undergraduate research experience.  Projects are customized to student interests and ongoing laboratory projects.

EECE 400 27

Units: 3