MCEN 5291 - Project Based Learning in Rural Schools Course uri icon



  • Focuses on the use of low cost air quality monitoring tools, dubbed Pods, to implement PBL curriculum in high school environmental science classes in rural communities in Colorado. Each student will be paired with a high school class and will serve as curriculum and technology advisors as well as science experts. During the fall semester, students will be trained to effectively work in those roles and will also travel to their schools to be introduced. During the spring semester, students will support high school teachers in implementing an existing PBL air quality curriculum with the Pods. This will include monthly visits to schools in the spring and reporting back to the class. Approved for Environmental Option. Enrollment during Fall is required for enrollment during Spring. Previously offered as a special topics course. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours. Same as MCEN 4291.


  • Hannigan, Mike  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
  • Knight, Daniel W  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024