FT 06-P Alternative Energy Sources
Ann Taylor, Department of Chemistry
With the prices of oil and gasoline putting a serious dent in budgets and concern for the environment and air quality, Americans are beginning to explore alternative energy sources, such as wind, solar, and geothermal power and renewable resources like biodiesel and ethanol. This course will explore the economics, politics, science and practical aspects of using alternative and renewable energy sources. Planned activities include reading primary and secondary source papers, analyzing data, evaluating arguments, interviewing researchers (including members of the Purdue solar race car team and planners for the new ethanol plants in Indiana), and writing several short papers.