2010 Environmental Hackfest

Environmental Hackfest 

Get your hands dirty solving environmental problems!

Newell Simon Hall 3002, 10-1 on Fridays

Textbook: Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth (available in cmu bookstore)

Other Readings: Available on the class "Lectures" page

 Class mailing list
 Instructor Jennifer Mankoff, NSH 2504A, jmankoff@cs.cmu.edu. Office hours F 9-10
Tawanna Dillahunt, NSH 4619, tdillahu@cs.cmu.edu.  Office hours T 4-5p
 Technical Contact
Robert Thompson, NSH 2504, rthompson@cmu.edu

We’re looking for people from across campus to hack code, hardware, ideas, and people.  In this fast-paced course, students of all levels from disciplines ranging from Art to Computer Science to Environmental Engineering will work together to foster sustainable behavior using creative insight and technical prowess.

What you will learn:

  • How to bring about meaningful change through the power of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • How to persuade people to be greener
  • How fields such as computer science, engineering, design, art, and the environment meet.

This 6 credit first-half mini will is a 3-hour lab course taught Fridays from 10am-1pm in 3002 NSH.

The class will include tutorials on relevant topics ranging from how to create web mashups to how to sense environmental data to art, design, and behavioral approaches to environmental behavior change. Groups of students will work on a mini-long project.

Attendance is mandatory, and the class grade will be based on a combination of class participation (20%), individual work (30%) and the final group project (50%).

All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome.

Contact Jennifer Mankoff (jmankoff@cs.cmu.edu) with questions