UNION COLLEGE

Environmental Science Policy & Engineering Program

Sustainable Infrastructure, ENS-247

Presentations and class materials will be posted below as the course progresses

CLASS PRESENTATIONS
1. Infrastructure of the United States 2. Historical perspective
3. Impact of infrastructure 4. Mining of materials
5. Infrastructure and energy 6. Energy forms
7. Infrastructure Forms

CLASS DISCUSSION
1. Out of the Earth (chap. 1) 2. Roads (chap. 8)
3. Bridges & Tunnels (chap. 10) 4. Oil & Gas (chap. 4)
5. Waterworks (chap. 2) 6. Communications (chap. 7)
7. Waste & Recycling (chap. 13) 8. Aviation (chap. 11)

Student Projects
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1 Self-Driving Cars

A paper on the future of self-driving cars specifically focused on the data accumulation and transmission by the cars and the surrounding environment.

2 Drinking Water in America

As we saw in class on the first day, the USA has a D- rating for drinking water. Therefore, my paper will look at why we got such a poor grade and it will explore how feasible it would be to try to improve that grade.

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