CHEMISTRY AND CULTURE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Summer II 2022
This pending Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) from Northeastern University will allow students to study renewable energy while on-the-ground in Puerto Rico. The DOC will include two courses (CHEM 1117 and CLTR 4944) spanning chemistry, engineering, and culture. Beyond coursework, students will have the opportunity to explore Puerto Rico through exploration of San Juan, snorkeling in Fajardo from a catamaran, and visiting Luquillo beach.
CHEM 1117 – Chemical Perspectives on Green Energy requires a critical examination of conventional and the search for/emergence of renewable energy sources. Learning will be applied during visits to micro-grids and the design of a micro-grid for a TECRE Adopt a Micro-grid recipient.
CLTR 4944 – Cultural Engagement Abroad will include lectures on pre-Columbian history, Spanish colonialism, and the history of Puerto Rico from 1898 to present. Topics will include the status of Puerto Rico as an unincorporated territory and current political events. The course will include site visits to Lares, Utuado, the bioluminescent bay at La Parguera, Caguas and Old San Juan.
2021 DOC Poster