ROME157 - Human Understanding of the Physical World
Rome Three Week Program Dates - May 26 through June13, 2014
Instructor: Dr. John Mertens, Professor of Engineering, Trinity College.
This course will study descriptions of reality, past and present. Topics include the nature of matter, the laws that govern the universe and how our human view of them has changed over the centuries, and how our descriptions of reality enable us to predict events and alter our environment. The course will also examine technologies developed by modern engineers to solve problems, and the resulting impact on society, including the relationship between energy and climate change. Students will perform quantitative analysis of physical systems, and work on individual and group design projects aimed at understanding modern engineering problem-solving techniques.
Still haven’t done your science requirement? Do it this summer in Rome, at a special intensive three-week program at Trinity's Rome Campus!
This course satisfies the Distribution Requirement in Natural Sciences at Trinity
Enrollment is limited to 10 students. The program does fill up quickly so if you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible. (1 course credit = 4 semester hours)
2014 Program Fee TBD
The fee includes:
The fee does not include international travel to and from the program.
Any college or university student in good standing is eligible. Applicants must submit an official transcript of their undergraduate record. Admissions are on a rolling basis. The number of places is 10. Application deadline: April 1, 2014.
A limited amount of financial aid/scholarship is available for Trinity College students only. Please contact the OIP for an application. Students are awarded scholarship based on merit and financial need. Applicants will be requested to demonstrate their academic performance and financial need requirements.
A $50 processing fee is required of all non-Trinity College students with the application. A $1000 nonrefundable deposit is required upon acceptance of admission to the program. The balance of the comprehensive fee is due by May 23, 2014.
Each participant is required to have a passport valid for six months AFTER the end date of their summer program - this is required by Italian law. There are NO student visas required for short term programs for citizens of the United States. If you hold a non-US passport please be in touch with the Office of International Programs. Orientation materials are provided to participants prior to departure.
Michelle Kollen - Summer Program Advisor, Office of International Programs