This collection contains student papers from the Clark Honors College course HC 441 Honors College Science Colloquium: Energy in Transition.

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  • Materials in Transition 

    Broberg, Kate Liddle; DiGregorio, Rachelle; Madison, Erin; Hawkins, Lauren (University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, 2011-12)
    Through an investigation of plastic and aluminum production and recycling, waste to energy methods, plastic bottle use, and plastic bag use, we have come to the conclusion that the citizens and government of the United ...
  • Transportation Systems 

    Borlant-Guertler, Gabe; Tillotson, Brock; Landsem, Paige; Wickman, Lindsay (University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, 2011-12)
    The current US transport system is centered around, and highly reliant of, individuals driving their own car on government constructed roads and highways. This has been the case for the past half century. The current state ...
  • Transportation Fuels & Policy 

    O'Neal, Chip; Deal, Parker; Hassanein, Karim; Young, Abby (University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, 2011-12)
    Despite the forecast of imminent end of petroleum, the future of transportation fuels is bright. Concerns over peak oil and climate change have motivated the research and development of alternative energy and transportation ...
  • Electricity Fuel Resources 

    Schreiner-McGraw, Adam; Chianello, Maria; Wilson, Taylor; Haas, Tyler (University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, 2011-12)
    Why Study Electricity Fuels? We do not have an unlimited supply of coal, uranium, or natural gas, and all of those methods for producing electricity can cause significant environmental damage. How can we provide electricity ...
  • Sustainable Sustenance 

    Xthona, Tabit; Shindelman, Sarah; Carter, Dylan; Goldberg, Julie (University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, 2011-12)
    In order to meet demand in the U.S., current food production uses about 50% of the country's land area, 80% of its fresh water, and 17% of its fossil energy. Currently, much more energy goes into production than we get out ...