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Engineering 190W - Summer 2021 - Foresta Section: Assignments


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There are several good sources for each topic - please use them as a starting point and then consider what additional sources of information are needed - the links to the sources are found below:

 

Group Projects - Summer Session II 2021

Each group should make an appointment for a Research Consultation on the Home tab under "Schedule Appointment" - if there is not a time that works for the group, please eMail me a couple of possibilities for me to confirm a time.

Remember:  MELVYL retires July 27 and Library Search integrates with the new UC Library Search thereafter.  Not all the UC eLinks will work.

Summer Session II

 

1. The Development and Commercial Application of Concentrated Solar-Thermal Panels

Recommended Subject Headings, Search Terms or Descriptors: Solar energy

Recommended Sources:  Library Search, CRCnetBASE; Compendex; Plunkett Research Online; Business Source Complete; BCC Research - review Solar Energy Markets (April 2019); SPIE Digital Library

2. Applications of Photovoltaic Coatings for Glass Windows

Recommended Subject Headings, Search Terms or Descriptors:

Recommended Sources: UC Library Search: ASCE Research Library; Compendex; Materials Science & Engineering Collection; Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Database; BCC Research (check out this report, Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV): Technologies and Global Markets (May 2021) and search for windows within document); Plunkett Research Online; SPIE Digital Library

3..  The Technology and Processes Behind Bionic Eye Implants

Recommended Subject Headings, Search Terms or Descriptors:

Recommended Sources: UC Library Search for eBooks and videos (films); PubMed, Compendex; IEEE Xplore; Factiva;  BCC Research (review Bionic Implants Report (Nov 2019) and see ch. 8 for Eye Implants; SPIE Digital Library (optics); the work of Lee Allen, famous ocularist,

4. Environmental/Geo-engineering Considerations for Cloud Seeding

Recommended Subject Headings, Search Terms or Descriptors: Cloud Seeding; Cirrus Cloud

Recommended Sources:  Compendex; GeoRef; ASCE Library; Scopus

5. Integrating Solar Energy into the Current Power Grid as a Public Utility

Recommended Subject Headings, Search Terms or Descriptors: Fostering grid connected solar energy; Solar energy; Public utilities

Recommended Sources: UC Library Search; EngNetBase; ASCE Library; Compendex;  IEEE Xplore; Business Source Complete; Academic Search Complete; Factiva;  Plunkett Research Online; Agricultural & Environmental Science Database;  Web of Science

6.  Engineering Considerations for the Design of Prefabricated Buildings as a Replacement for Traditional Construction Methods

Recommended Subject Headings, Search Terms or Descriptors: Prefabrication

Recommended Sources:  ASCE Library; Compendex; Materials Science & Engineering Collection; ENGnetBase; BCC Research

          

 

Overall Assignments

You have several assignments in this class.  They include writing essays, group collaboration, presentations, research papers, technical papers. 

Working in Groups

Some hints for achieving success iin group projects:

  1. establish a group leader to keep everyone focused and on task
  2. contract with one another about what each will deliver
  3. share information widely
  4. work from an outline
  5. remember that group effort contributes to defining everyone's outcome
  6. use MS Word Tracking - activate on the "Review" tab to visually show all revisions
  7. consider using a platform such as Google Drive to share writing passages and ideas - you will need to register  or share Google Docs (http://www.google.com/google-d-s/b1.html) - you can find additional information about Google Apps for UCI users at http://www.google.uci.edu/
  8. Arrange to share information and meet up about your group assignments & projects via Zoom or Skype or another open conferencing site so you can share content and practice presentations for final project