Online Courses on Biorenewable Resources and on Engineering Sustainability

The two courses to be developed will directly impact the Biobased Products and Bioenergy graduate certificate program at Kansas State University. The core course will provide a coordinated interdisciplinary overview of the field. The course on engineering sustainability will quantitatively address the sustainability issues necessary for informed engineering decisions. These courses and the graduate certificate program as a whole will have significant value to industrial practitioners. Online delivery will be particularly valuable for those individuals who are not located near a college or university. With the mix of these two courses and the coursework at Kansas State University already available via distance education, the potential exists for individuals to complete the graduate certificate through the Division of Continuing Education. Thus, all of the opportunities above would be available to the entire South Central Sun Grant region. In addition to the courses that will be developed, the outcomes will also be communicated at a national professional conference. Publication of at least three papers, one on each course as well as part of a graduate capstone course, are anticipated in engineering education journals.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, KS  United States  66506
  • Principal Investigators:

    Schlup, John

  • Start Date: 20110701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20111231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31387

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572198
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:00AM