Clean Energy as a Platform for Interdisciplinary Collaborations within a Technology-Driven Institution
- Douglas J. Schauer (Ivy Tech Community College)
- Isaac Slaven (Ivy Tech Community College)
- Glen Roberson (Ivy Tech Community College)
Using biodiesel production as the centerpiece, the efforts of multiple academic programs were combined to achieve a common objective, thus illustrating the importance of cross-disciplinary collaboration. These programs include Chemical Technology, Sustain- able Energy, Automotive Technology, HVAC, Biotechnology, and Agricultural Technology. By participating in the implementation of a closed-loop biodiesel supply chain, students learned the significance of communication and the interdependence of the myriad programs.
Keywords: alternative energy, curriculum, higher education, teamwork
How to Cite:
Schauer, D. J. & Slaven, I. & Roberson, G., (2011) “Clean Energy as a Platform for Interdisciplinary Collaborations within a Technology-Driven Institution”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 27(2).