Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lecture Series at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

One of the great parts about being a water center is that people send you notices about all kinds of interesting and exciting things. Like this lecture series being offered by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center—we know from personal experience that ISTC puts on a good lecture. And, if you’re a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student, you can earn credit for attending these presentations (plus a little bit of homework). Any questions, you can contact Nancy Holm at the ISTC (244-3330 or

Sustainability in Action: Technology and Practice

For:   Advanced undergraduate or graduate students
When:   Thursdays noon – 1 pm
Credit:   1 hour credit as ENG 498-Sustainable Technology, CRN 61837
Location:   Class alternates between 218 Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) and ISTC, One Hazelwood Dr. (on bus route Yellow #1) 
Organized by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), this seminar class focuses on real-world application of sustainable technologies and practices in electronics, energy, waste, and water.  The class includes lectures by expert speakers, associated readings, discussions, and short HW or quiz questions. 
Topics include:  Making electronics more recyclable; developing paper products from waste biomass; how dredging can give rise to new parks; using hydroponics to grow food in the city; and new methods to create clean water from wastewater.  Students will gain an appreciation for the opportunities, challenges, and way forward in each area. 
The seminar titles and location will soon be posted on the ISTC web site, which also has an archive of past presentations: (click on “seminars”).

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