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 selected tours including 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 the history of Puerto Rico from 1898 to present with an emphasis on the history of energy consumption in Puerto Rico and the status the current energy infrastructure of Puerto Rico. The course will include site visits to Utuado, the bioluminescent bay at La Parguera, Caguas and Old San Juan.
Summer 2022 DOC Poster