With the world approaching a "full earth" scenario, there will increasingly be stress put upon our food, energy, and water resources. A major challenge facing humanity is the need to sustainably co-produce these resources from the same land. This course seeks to integrate knowledge from chemical engineering, agricultural engineering, biological engineering, electrical engineering, and agronomy to prepare students to tackle challenges in the food-energy-water nexus.
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