TEACHING

The course catalogue for CEE at MIT is available here.

All classes taught by Colette have stellar websites. Here is the overview:

1.085/12.336J: Air Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry
(Undergraduate, Fall)

Objectives: Provide a working knowledge of basic air quality issues, with emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to investigating the sources, transformations and effects of pollution.

Pre-requisites: 18.03 or equivalent

 

Course Syllabus: Download Fall 2019

 

Powerpoint Slides: Download Fall 2015

Note that slides omit in-class derivations.

Thanks to Daniel Jacob and Sonia Kreidenweis for material.

 

Description: Air pollution degrades the environment and impacts human health, agriculture and climate. Investigating the sources and effects of air pollution requires a multi-disciplinary approach. This course aims to provide a working knowledge of basic air quality issues. Topics include: emission sources, atmospheric chemistry and removal processes, meteorological phenomena and their impact on pollution transport at local to global scales, air pollution control technologies, health effects, and regulatory standards. Regional and global issues such as acid rain, ozone depletion and air quality connections to climate change will be discussed.

1.841/12.817J: Atmospheric Composition in the Changing Earth System
(Graduate, Spring even years)

Objectives: To explore how atmospheric chemical composition both drives and responds to climate, with a particular focus on feedbacks via the biosphere.

Pre-requisites: 1.84/12.807 or equivalent

 

Course Syllabus: Download Spring 2018

 

Powerpoint Slides: Download Spring 2016

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Class Structure: Mixed lecture and discussion graduate seminar class. Discussion will encompass articles from the recent scientific literature.

1.031/1.S992: Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design
(Undergraduate, Spring 2014)

Objectives: The objective of this class is to synthesize prior educational concepts from the Civil and Environmental Engineering program into a full year design experience. This will be achieved through the concurrent exploration of three major projects: first the design of a campus "smart city", second, the deployment and analysis of a specific on-campus sensor network, and third a structural tower design and fabrication project. Through this class students will participate in all levels of design: research, system design, prototyping, and analysis. Complementary lectures will introduce students to recent advances and relevant concepts in sensor network design. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication are an integral part of this course.

Description: In Fall 2013 / Spring 2014, the CEE seniors at MIT designed, built, and implemented an air quality sensor network on MIT's campus. The network consisted of both outdoor and indoor nodes which measure PM number, O3, NO, NO2, and CO.

 

Course Syllabus: Download 2014

 

Courses taught at Colorado State University

ATS 621: Graduate Atmospheric Chemistry
ATS 762: Graduate Biosphere-Chemistry-Climate Interactions
ATS 681: Graduate Interpreting Satellite Observations of Atmospheric Composition

 

Details of these classes can be found: here