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Education Abroad Office

Next Level Germany 2023

Area: Global Classroom
Location: Freiburg, Stuttgart, Munich
Country: Germany
Term: Maymester
Faculty and Staff: Edward Gatzke

*Students must speak with Edward Gatzke first before completing an application through the Education Abroad Office.*

Course: ECHE 573

Dates: 05/07/2023 - 05/22/2023

Program Contacts:

Program Description:

Objective: The objective of this course is for students to better appreciate the political, social, technical, and economic issues that society is facing with regard to our energy future. This course will provide an introduction to the technical challenges of sustainable energy, and everyone in society will be engaged through their political, economic and life-style decisions.

Topics: After reviewing the history of energy consumption and effects of fossil-fuel usage, we will examine the options for moving from an economy based on fossil fuels to one based on sustainable energy. This will be accomplished by critically analyzing a number of topics that have appeared in the scientific literature, popular press, and government reports.

Basic Schedule:
May 8 Depart to Frankfurt
May 9-13 Freiburg, Fraunhofer Institute
May 13-16 Stuttgart Mercedes and Porsche Museums, Stuttgart
May 16 Stop in Ulm on way to Munich
May 17 BMW Factory and Museum, Munich
May 19 Technical University of Munich, IPP Fusion Reactor
May 20 Erding Geothermal
May 21 Munich Technical Museum
May 22 Return to Columbia

Application Deadline: March 1

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