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Course Offerings (ESE)

Core ESE requirement. Topics include: Energy basics, history of energy and society, current and future supply and demand, political and environmental aspects of energy production, energy technologies (fossil fuels, biomass, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, solar, wind, geothermal), energy conversion, storage, transportation, and distribution, energy efficiency, and innovation.

Core ESE requirement. Topics include: Energy basics, history of energy and society, current and future supply and demand, political and environmental aspects of energy production, energy technologies (fossil fuels, biomass, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, solar, wind, geothermal), energy conversion, storage, transportation, and distribution, energy efficiency, and innovation.

Interested in Entrepreneurship? Curious about what the business side of science technology looks like? ESE 520 is a fall semester introduction to entrepreneurship by giving students hands-on experience. This course provides students with the opportunity to work as team members in a setting assisting a local startup company with many of their business needs. Students are presented with a scope of work created by the startup company that outlines a project of business needs. Some examples include writing business plans, extensive market research, customer discovery, and business presentation practice. Each project is distinct and different from the others and teams have the flexibility to meet and study on accommodating schedules.

The nature of entrepreneurship is flexible and dynamic. This course reflects some of that excitement and changeability to allow students to envision what it would look like to start their own companies. This course is also a great opportunity to get tied into the entrepreneurial community in Knoxville and make some great business connections!

This class provides students the opportunity to work as a team leader for groups in ESE 520 to further develop skills and ideas for their potential businesses and ventures. Students must complete ESE 520 before working as a team leader on these projects.

For students who decide that the excitement and opportunity of entrepreneurship is for them, we recommend the spring semester ESE 530 course. This class allows students to dive further into discovering what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Students find a technology on their own that they want to try to commercialize. They then spend the semester learning about the Business Model Canvas – a more dynamic version of the dated and slow Business Plan. By reaching out to potential customers and talking to companies in the technology space, students gain a clearer idea of how customers respond to their technologies.

Guest lectures and a final pitch competition give students additional tools to move their idea and technology forward.

Individual project to further studies in energy research and allow student to engage in an established external entrepreneurship and/or policy environment.

Section 001 Energy Policy
Led by Marilyn Brown, Professor – School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Presentations from UTK/ORNL researchers, local industry partners, and others as related to energy science, entrepreneurship, and policy.

Topics include:

Big Data & Emerging Cities (Spring 2015)

Network Theory & Big Data (Fall 2015)

 

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