The University of Exeter College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences are delighted to announce the Sustainability Summer Programme: What is Sustainability and How Can STEM Help?
The summer programme is delivered online over a period of two weeks and provides undergraduate level students with the opportunity to engage with our world-class academic colleagues to learn more about sustainability, ways in which STEM can interact with the concept and support it, and transferrable skills including language. The whole programme is split into two weeks and students can join either or both weeks, dependent on meeting entry requirements.
Week 1 - What is Sustainability and How Can STEM Help?
The concept of sustainability encompasses a huge range of topics including the study of climate change, the development of renewable energy sources and even how our cities are designed. Because these topics fall under the full range of scientific disciplines, the best way to build a sustainable society is through a truly interdisciplinary approach. In this summer programme, students will have the opportunity to take part in an interdisciplinary study of sustainability through modules led by experts from a wide range of STEM disciplines led by experts in these fields from the University of Exeter.
Week 2 - Exeter School on Urban Analytics
Recent years have witnessed an accelerated increase in urbanisation, with a growing need to better understand rapidly expanding cities and urban environments in order to achieve sustainable urbanisation. The Exeter School on Urban Analytics will introduce some of the modelling and computational tools required for quantitative analyses of cities. The increasing availability of new forms of data derived from smart sensors and our interactions with large technological systems, such as the Web, social media platforms, and smartphones, requires Data Science and Artificial Intelligence techniques to properly understand urban environments and our behaviour within them. The school with present an overview of the methods used in urban analytics and provide practical examples of how they can be used.