Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar Fall 2014

John Walton

Email: walton@utep.edu

September 8, 2014 3:16 PM


Instructor: John Walton

Office hours: T,R 2-4

Office location: Engr 216
Phone: (915) 747-8699
Email: walton@utep.edu Web page: windowoutdoors.com

Objective: Environmental Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary field; thus, an Environmental Scientist/Engineer should be able to work across disciplines. This is a seminar course, designed to provide students with exposure to current research and issues in the diverse disciplines involved in the environmental sciences. Students will attend seminars and public presentations by graduate students, faculty and visitors.


1. Attendance at seminars (50% of grade) It is expected that students will attend (at least) one presentation per week, for a total of 14 presentations per semester. These may include regularly scheduled seminars organized by the various departments across campus (e.g. Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics), special presentations at UTEP (e.g. Millennium Lectures, Earth Week presentations), graduate student thesis defenses, public presentations (e.g. Audubon Society), or webinars. Attendance at a variety of presentation types is encouraged. It is the responsibility of the student to check the status of any seminar/presentation prior to attendance to make sure it has not been moved, delayed, or cancelled.

2. Reporting (50% of grade) By the end of the Sunday following the presentation, you must email a report (100-200 words) of the presentation . The report must include:

• Time, location, speaker, and topic
• A summary of the main point(s) of the presentation
• What part of the presentation did you find to be either: o the most challenging to understand? o of the greatest global/national/regional importance? o most applicable to your research?

3. You are allowed to get ahead of schedule (1 seminar attended per week starting the week of September 1 ) but NOT allowed to get behind. Penalty for getting behind is 7 grade points.

Exams: None.

Grading: Letter grades for this course will be determined based primarily on student attendance and performance, and will be assigned as follows:

>80% Pass
<80% Fail

Recommended Seminars:

Seminar - 11985 - BIOL 5130 - 009 Craig E Tweedie (P) Class 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W Classroom Building C202

Graduate Seminar - 14213 - CHEM 6195 - 00 Keith H Pannell (P) Class 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm F Chemistry Computer Sci Bldg G.0208

Proseminar Interdis Hlth Sc II - 16557 - CHSC 6304 - 001 Sandor Dorgo (P) Class 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm M Health Science/School of NURS 483

Graduate Seminar - 11832 - GEOL 5101 - 01 Aaron Velasco Class 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm R Geology Building 123


Contact list:

Mohamed, Diaaeldin Mostafa Ibrahim

Morelius, Erving W.

Perea, Roberto A.

Perez, Annalisa

Perez, Luis G.

Salinas, M Esther

Tamez, Carlos