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Splash Biography



JOHN STUART, UC Berkeley senior studying Civil Engineering




Major: Civil Engineering

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

John is a senior at UC Berkeley studying Civil Engineering with an emphasis in building design. In addition to his coursework, he is active in teaching as Academic Chair for UC Berkeley’s civil engineering honor society and as an organizer for the IBPSA @ Berkeley workshop series on building performance and simulation. He has also spent his past few summers working in construction management and facade engineering, and is looking forward to a career as an architectural engineer.



Past Classes

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E656: Engineering the Built Environment in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
When a civil engineer is asked "So what is it you even design?" the answer is often as simple as the wave of a hand. Most of the time with a quick look around you will find yourself surrounded on all sides by the product of civil engineering and its many sub-disciplines. With roles in structures, construction, transportation, energy, water, and environmental protection, civil engineers must master a multitude of concepts and problem solving styles to stitch our built environment together. From bridges & dams to tunnels & towers no project is too big to tackle. This course will offer a broad overview of the inner workings of our built environment and it will provide an in-depth look at some of the most exciting challenges faced by today's civil engineers.


E657: Climate Change Mitigation in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
In a world where the effects of climate change are becoming more apparent by the day, the world is quickly realizing that something must be done to address them. However, many important questions remain largely ignored in the national conversation. How big is the problem? What can we do about it? And how much much must we do to solve it? This course will attempt to answer those questions. This course will take a quantitative look at climate change and teach students to evaluate strategies for climate change mitigation. It will be broken into 3 parts. 1. Climate Science: Derive and evaluate the effect of greenhouse gasses on the climate. 2. Mitigation Technologies: Understand energy systems from production all the way to end use and calculate the impacts that changing technologies may have. 3. Adaptation and Geoengineering: Assess the merits of various engineering approaches to counteract the effects of climate change. Inspired by the acclaimed UC Berkeley course created by Professor William Nazaroff, this course will aim to give students the tools they need to study, understand, and engineer solutions for a changing climate in a changing world.


E304: Architectural Engineering: A Crash Course in Building Design in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 04, 2018)
Buildings come in all shapes and sizes. From the tallest tower on earth to your very own home, each is a complicated work of both art and engineering that takes an enormous team of specialists to design, construct, and operate. If you've ever wondered how skyscrapers can be so tall, how a building can possibly use ZERO energy, or how to even design your dream home, this is the class for you. This class will cover the basic principles of architecture, structure, construction, and sustainability but the majority of the time will be dedicated to hands-on challenge labs that allow students to collaborate, build scale models, and apply the concepts to real design problems.


E257: Architectural Engineering: A Crash Course in Building Design in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 04, 2017)
Buildings come in all shapes and sizes. From the tallest tower on earth to your very own home, each is a complicated work of both art and engineering that takes an enormous team of specialists to design, construct, and operate. If you've ever wondered how skyscrapers can be so tall, how a building can possibly use ZERO energy, or how to even design your dream home, this is the class for you. Topics will include the basic principles of architecture, structure, construction, sustainability, and more, all leading up to a collaborative design challenge in the second half of class.