Vignette--Researching Global Climate Change Challenges to Solve Local Issues with Undergraduate Research and Physical Models

Keywords: engineering climate change service learning science communication STEM

Author: Tara S. Kulkarni
Institution: Norwich University
Issue and Volume: SPUR fall 2021, volume 5, no. 1

Description: From 2012 through 2020, students in an introductory environmental engineering course have used a service-learning project to research climate resilience challenges and solutions. Issues of local significance exacerbated by climate change are connected to global concerns in three to four sessions of the three-hour laboratory portion of the course. The research is reported in briefs, reports, or conversational blogs.