1 Introduction to course, content, process, solar energy  
2 Lab 1: Index of Refraction  
3 Case Study 1: An Ethical Engineer Case study 1 presented
4 Lab 2: Communications: Oral/Written Lab 1 report due
5 Lab 3: Measure the Speed of Light Case study 1 report due
6 Photons, Semiconductors, and Energy  
7 Guest Lecture: Fred Salvucci, "History of Boston Transportation, 1630-2007." Case study 2 presented
8 The Solar Cell Lecture Lab 3 report due
9 Guest Lecture: Prof. Eugene Fitzgerald, "Platforms and Learning Curves." Case study 2 report due

Guest Lecture: Prof. William Uricchio, "Putting Human Agency Back Into the Equation."

Case study 3 presented
11 Lab 4: Simulation of Solar Cells  
12 Guest Lecture: Prof. Randolph Kirchain, "Moving Towards Sustainable Materials Use."  
13 Cultural Differences in Engineering Practice: Introduction to collaboration with University of Tokyo Case study 3 report due
14 Engineering the Future of Solar Electricity Lab 4 report due
15 Field Trip with Fred Salvucci: Walk the Big Dig  
16 Project 1A: Electricity Generation System Constraints

Project 1A report due

17 Project 2A: Solar Cell Materials; assignment of teams  

Guest Lecture: Prof. Toshihiko Koseki (PDF), "Progress and Future of Structural Steels."

Project 1B: Materials Selection

Project 1B report due
19 Project 2B: Solar Cell Performance Project 2A report due
20 Project 1C: Engineering the Future of Solar Electricity  
21 Guest Lecture: Prof. Akira Toriumi (PDF), "Semiconductor Technology Evolution and Generalized Moore's Law."

Case Study 4 presented

Project 1C report due

22 Class discussion of draft written reports Project 2B report due
23 Guest Lecture: Prof. Kazumi Wada (PDF), "Solar Cell." Case Study 4 report due
24 Project 1D: Final project team presentations and written reports

Project 2A revision due

Project 1D report due

25 Editing of report for final project Project 1 final revisions due
26 Guest Lecture: Prof. Christopher Weaver, "How To Be a Big Engineer and What You Can Do for Society."