1. Contact Information
  2. Prerequisites
  3. Course Description and Credit Hours
  4. Required Texts
  5. Course Objectives
  6. Student Learning Outcomes
  7. Other Course Materials
  8. Outline Of Topics
  9. Exams and Assignments
  10. Grading Policy
  11. Policy on Missed Exams and Coursework
  12. Attendance Policy
  13. Custom Sections
  14. Statements on Academic Misconduct
  15. Statement On Disability Accommodations
  16. Severe Weather Protocol
  17. Pregnant Student Accommodations
  18. Religious Observances
  19. UAct Statement

ChE Honors Forum

CHE 325-001Spring 2017 | 1 Credit Hours

Seminar

Dr. John Van Zee Qiang Huang

Contact Information

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Prerequisites

UA Course Catalog Prerequisites:

No prereqs found

Honors program or permission from instructor.

Course Description

Course Description and Credit Hours

Designed to expose students to the rich array of resources, ideas and experiences of chemical engineering. Emphasis and content based on faculty member's area of expertise.

Required Texts

Required Texts from UA Supply Store:
  • NONE / NO TEXT REQUIRED (Required)

Course Objectives

1. Introduction to electrochemical engineering.

2. Survey of power device technologies and key challenges.

3. Team presentations on specific technologies.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Demonstrate library/internet research skills.

    2. Describe the global energy portfolio.

    3. Explain how power devices and related technologies work.

    4. Describe the history, current uses, and research issues of a power device technology.

Other Course Materials

Library, Journals, Online resources

Outline of Topics

Battery, Photovoltaic Cells, Fuel Cells

Exams and Assignments

No exams.

Attendance, completion of assignments, and participation of discussion are required and frequently checked. Failure to comply will result in up to one letter grade penalty at the discretion of the instructor.

Grading Policy

Final grades will be assigned according to the following formula: Grade = 15% Homework

+ 15 % Questions and Discussion in class

+ 25 % 1st round presentation

+35 % 2nd round presentation

+10 % final report of 2nd round presentation

Homework (individual student) – There will be three home assignments. They are three short reports on the overview of the three technologies based on the three overview papers picked by Dr. van Zee and Dr. Huang. Each report should be between 250-500 words excluding figures if you have any. It should be typed in MS-word, 12 font size, 1 inch margin, double space.

Questions and Discussion in class (in groups) – Students in audience are expected to take notes during the 1st and 2nd rounds of presentations. Each audience group is expected to ask at least one technical question related to the presentation or answer questions from others. Questions about the authors, dates, journals as such are not considered as technical questions.

Presentations (group) – Students form groups (2-4 students each) based on their interest in the topics. Polls will be taken after the overview classes to form the groups. The presentation will be in group. Each group member is required to present approximately equal share.

The 1st round of presentation is on the scope of the literature project of the group. The presentation is expected to include the topic, the selection and introduction of at least first 3 papers, the area of focus or the challenges to be addressed, the plan of literature work, and the contribution of each group member.

The 2nd round of presentation is an expanded version of the 1st round on the selected topic and focused area. This presentation should at least include 12 papers in total. The presentations are suggested to include introduction of the topic, key challenges or questions the papers address, the approach the studies took, the conclusions, the key learning for you, the pros and cons of the approaches in your opinion, the unaddressed questions, and the references (list of papers).

Each presentation (1st or 2nd round) will be 18 minutes long followed by 7 minutes of question and answer session. The presentations will be judged based on the content, delivery, and ability to respond during the Q&A portion of the class.

Final report (group) – Each group are required to submit a final report on their 2nd presentation, 400 to 800 words in MS-word. You can submit earlier but no later than May 3rd. More details will be provided as to format. Submission of the electronic copies of the reviewed papers will also be required. All submitted information will be posted on blackboard by the end of the class.

Policy on Missed Exams and Coursework

No exams

Attendance Policy

Questions and Discussion in class (in groups) – Students in audience are expected to take notes during the 1st and 2nd rounds of presentations. Each audience group is expected to ask at least one technical question related to the presentation or answer questions from others. Questions about the authors, dates, journals as such are not considered as technical questions.

Statement on Academic Misconduct

Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the official Code of Academic Conduct provided in the Online Catalog.

Statement On Disability Accommodations

Contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) as detailed in the Online Catalog.

Severe Weather Protocol

Please see the latest Severe Weather Guidelines in the Online Catalog.

Pregnant Student Accommodations

Title IX protects against discrimination related to pregnancy or parental status. If you are pregnant and will need accommodations for this class, please review the University’s FAQs on the UAct website.

Religious Observances

Under the Guidelines for Religious Holiday Observances, students should notify the instructor in writing or via email during the first two weeks of the semester of their intention to be absent from class for religious observance. The instructor will work to provide reasonable opportunity to complete academic responsibilities as long as that does not interfere with the academic integrity of the course. See full guidelines at Religious Holiday Observances Guidelines.

UAct Statement

The UAct website provides an overview of The University's expectations regarding respect and civility.