Michael Webber

Michael Webber

Cockrell School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Energy 101 - Energy Technology and Policy

By being fluent in energy you will be able to think critically about energy issues.

This multidisciplinary course provides students an overview of energy technologies, fuels, environmental impacts and public policies. Topics include an introduction to quantitative concepts in energy, including the differences among fuels and energy technologies, energy policy levers, and the societal aspects of energy, such as culture, economics, war, and international affairs. Dr. Webber also covers brief snippets of energy history, uses real-world examples, and takes a look into the future.

Project Highlights:

  • Innovative and engaging production style
  • Interactive games and activities provide relevant context for contextualized learning
  • Digital office hours provided for global student body
  • Strong community of learning fostered with high-touch communication and social media practices