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Introduction to small-scale, bottom-up strategies of renewable energy use in the home and local community.
Welcome to ENGR 620: Renewable Energy in the Community and Home. This online course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to put into practice much of what you have learned or will learn in the graduate renewable energy certificate. This course will explore the economic, technical, and political feasibility of implementing renewable energy, sustainability, and energy conservation initiatives in the home and local community.
Students will gain
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to
Michael Moltz is an Adjunct Professor for the Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy within the College of Engineering. Michael received his M.ED. and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. He was one of the first graduates of the university's undergraduate renewable energy program and is a NSF research award recipient for research into climate change and alternative energy policy. Michael has served as an instructor for courses in political science and secondary education at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research interests concern STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, alternative energy policy, and interdisciplinary education. His full-time career is serving as a Consultant with Capgemini Government Solutions based out of Washington, D.C.
Christopher A. Simon is a professor political science and director of the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Utah. He is the author of State and Local Government: Sustainability for the 21st Century (2011); Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility (2007); Public Policy: Preferences and Outcomes (2010, 2007); and To Run a School: Administrative Organization and Learning (2005 Mandarin edition; 2001). He has published peer reviewed articles in Administration & Society, Armed Forces & Society, American Review of Public Administration, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Comparative Technology Transfer & Society, Educational Research Quarterly, Land Use Policy Journal, Policy Studies Journal, Public Administration Review, and Social Science Quarterly. His research areas are in public policy and administration. He serves a member of the National Council, Pi Alpha Alpha honor society.