Energy Matters

by Jack Higginbotham



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/11/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480833999
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480833982

About the Book

The Oregon State University Honors College conducted a class titled “Energy Matters” in the winter academic quarter of 2014, which required students to synthesize information from various disciplines to foster critical thinking in a given content area.

In this case, the content area of the class was science, technology and society, and the honors students were given the chance to enjoy a scholarly experience above and beyond the expectations of a traditional university class.

Beginning with a review of basic science, thermodynamics, machine design, electrical/mechanical power, and the progression of history as humanity uncovers new forms of energy, the course touched upon major themes that will determine the course of the future.

During the early days of the term, the students showed themselves to be unusually gifted technical writers, and they were tasked with writing papers that explore the role energy plays in society.

Join them as they write about coal, biomass, nuclear reactors, solar power, hydropower, natural gas, wind power, and more in this fascinating collection of works highlighting Energy Matters.

About the Author

Jack Higginbotham has authored more than forty-five scientific papers and reports in the fields of radiation detection and measurement, electric demand forecasting, nuclear reactor reliability, nuclear accident analysis, environmental radiation transport, and aviation and space history. He has held numerous administrative positions at Oregon State University and has been an unwavering champion of academic shared governance.