Science and Culture of Energy Production in Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR
Summer II 2023

This Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) from Northeastern University allows students to study renewable energy while on-the-ground in Puerto Rico.  The DOC will include CHEM 1117 and CLTR 4944 courses spanning chemistry, engineering, and culture. Beyond coursework, students will explore Puerto Rico through selected tours of historical, cultural and environmental interest.


CHEM 1117 – Chemical Perspectives on Green Energy is a critical examination of conventional and renewable energy sources. This course considers the influence of culture, geography and politics on decision making processes pertaining to power and energy in Puerto Rico.


CLTR 4944 – Cultural Engagement Abroad covers the impact of history, art and culture, from 18th century to present, on power and energy distribution in Puerto Rico.

Summer 2024 DOC. Poster below to be updated.