Meeting the class

I started this blog as part of an upper-level college class that I teach: Geography 313, Energy and Sustainability, at Illinois State University in the US.  Class met yesterday for the first time, so I thought I’d give you a brief introduction to them.

There are 15 students in the class, mostly geography and renewable energy majors, with one graduate student in hydrogeology.  Several of the students want to work in the environment / sustainability area in some manner, and the next largest career goal is secondary education.  Three females, 12 males.  All (I believe) 20-25 years old.  At least one with military service.  The class is a seminar, so we sit around a big table and talk (in a room where the heater makes too much noise – this is a state university.)

Each of the students will be writing their own blogs as well.  Students – if you want me to announce your blogs on this page, make a comment to this post with your blog’s web address.  I’ll post it in a later entry.

From this point on, may of my blogs will be responding to these students and what we talk about in class.  I look forward to seeing what happens next!