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Bielefeldt, Angela R Professor

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Research

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  • The majority of Prof. Bielefeldt's research focuses on engineering education including: ethics, social responsibility, community engagement, and sustainability. In addition, the recruiting and retention of students (particularly women) into engineering, teaching core engineering knowledge and professional skills, self efficacy, and identity are inter-related themes. She is mentoring PhD students researching leadership development in engineering students and engineering education in K-12 settings. As well, a current PhD student is conducting research related to Engineering for Developing Communities, specifically behavior change related to fecal sludge management.

keywords

  • sustainability education, engineering ethics, social responsibility

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Teaching

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  • CVEN 1317 - Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Surveys the broad subject of civil and environmental engineering and professional practice. Includes the subdisciplines of structures, water resources, geotechnics, transportation, environment, and construction. Discusses professional ethics, important skills for engineers, and the engineering design process as it fulfills multiple objectives.
  • CVEN 4434 - Environmental Engineering Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines the design of facilities for the treatment of municipal water and wastewater, hazardous industrial waste, contaminated environmental sites and sustainable sanitation in developing countries. Economic, societal and site specific criteria impacting designs are emphasized. Same as EVEN 4434.
  • CVEN 4474 - Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Evaluates processes used for treatment of wastes requiring special handling and disposal: toxic organic chemicals, heavy metals, acidic, caustic and radioactive waste material. Discusses techniques for destruction, immobilization and resource recovery and assessment of environmental impact of treatment process end products. Same as CVEN 5474.
  • CVEN 4897 - Professional Issues in Civil Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Educates students about the knowledge and skills required for professional civil engineers. Students learn about the path to a professional license, prepare for the FE exam, analyze a situation involving multiple conflicting ethical interests, identify aspects of sustainability in civil engineering projects, and understand the role of project management, public policy, business and public administration, and leadership in civil engineering.
  • CVEN 5434 - Environmental Engineering Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Team-based design of facilities or processes for water or wastewater or solid waste treatment or remediation under multiple real-world constraints. Recommended prerequisite: CVEN 5524 or CVEN 5534 or CVEN 5474. Department consent required.
  • CVEN 5474 - Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Evaluates processes used for treatment of wastes requiring special handling and disposal: toxic organic chemicals, heavy metals, acidic, caustic and radioactive waste material. Discusses techniques for destruction, immobilization and resource recovery and assessment of environmental impact of treatment process end products. Same as CVEN 4474.
  • CVEN 5514 - Bioremediation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Advanced study on biological processes used to treat toxic organic and inorganic compounds contained in contaminated water, air, and soil; design and evaluation of in situ toxic compound biotransformation; fundaments of phytoremediation; critical reviews of current literature on bioremediation. Recommended prerequisite: CVEN 4484 or CVEN 5424 or CVEN 5484.
  • ENEN 4600 - Interdisciplinary Energy Engineering Projects
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Prepares students to analyze energy systems from technical, economic, and policy perspectives with project topics varying by semester. Provides historical and contemporary context of the energy landscape. Emphasizes application of engineering fundamentals for the design and evaluation of real world energy systems. Projects will be completed by working in interdisciplinary teams.
  • EVEN 4434 - Environmental Engineering Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines the design of facilities for the treatment of municipal water and wastewater, hazardous industrial waste, contaminated environmental sites and sustainable sanitation in developing countries. Economic, societal and site specific criteria impacting designs are emphasized. Same as CVEN 4434.

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