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FT 08-N Alternative Energy Resources

Ann Taylor, Department of Chemistry

With crude oil prices over $100 per barrel, rising food prices and increasing concerns about global warming, alternative and renewable energy resources are becoming more important. This Freshman Tutorial will explore the scientific, economic, political and social ramifications of the implementation of various alternative energy sources, including solar, wind, nuclear, biodiesel, and ethanol. The course will include a variety of activities, including a field trip to the ethanol plant in Linden, evaluating alternative energy companies and stocks, doing several labs and a service project, and assessing ways Wabash College could use energy resources more efficiently.

Credits: 1