Research Trends and Updates for Science/Math Teachers

The course, held at Flandrau Science Center, will focus on the science of sustainability in the Southwest. What is the concept of sustainability and why its current appeal? Drivers include climate change, population growth, and national security concerns.  Dimensions include energy, water, land use, food and fiber; in the desert Southwest, the focus is on energy and water.  This course will look at how researchers in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and optics are working to make sustainable production of energy and water an affordable reality.

The course is designed for those teaching, or planning to teach science at the K-12 level. Students signing up for SCI 522 are expected to have completed a bachelors degree in education, science education, a science field, or mathematics. Students signing up for SCI 422 typically will be in their Senior year in education or science education or a science field

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Physics
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Algae-based Fuels
  • Solar Power
  • Water-Energy Nexus

This 1-credit course will meet 8 times for 2-hour sessions on Wednesday evenings between September 15 and November 10.  In general, a 1-hour lecture will be followed by a 1-hour hands-on activity, tour, and/or group discussion.

The course may be taken for UA credit and/or professional development. There is no cost for professional development credit only. Tuition depends on whether one is currently a UA student, and whether one signs up for 522 or 422. A tuition rebate of $150 will be provided (see website for details).

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