Sep 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EB 1100 - BioMolecular Engineering Seminar I

1 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits
Course Description
This is the first in a series of four BioE seminar courses. Seminars are presented on current subjects relevant to biomolecular engineering. Attendance is required. The seminars will highlight exciting new areas being advanced by biomolecular engineers. One of the goals of the course is to assist students in acquiring skills such as critical thinking, communication, public speaking and participation in discussion of controversial ideas. Students engage in readings on seminar topics, attend the seminar, and participate in discussions facilitated by course instructors. (prereq: none) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Work on multidisciplinary team
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • Have knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Learn about biomolecular engineering and its applications in today’s society
  • Be introduced to professional communication in the form of formal presentations by invited speakers
  • Learn what professional routes exist for graduates with a B.S. in biomolecular engineering, including careers in industry, research, and academia

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Introduction and details of the BioMolecular Engineering Seminar I course. Freshman/Sophomore hybrid teams formed. Freshman IAC Elections
  • Pre-seminar group discussion on readings and concepts relevant to the first talk
  • First invited speaker
  • Post-seminar group discussions on the first talk. Pre-seminar discussion on readings and concepts relevant to the second talk
  • Second invited speaker
  • Post-seminar group discussions on the second talk. Pre-seminar discussion on the readings and concepts relevant to the third talk
  • Third invited speaker
  • Post-seminar group discussions on the third talk
  • Junior/senior BioE student presentations to freshman/sophomore students. Freshman/sophomore students evaluate junior/senior presentations
  • Final open discussion on the course. Survey and questionnaire completed

Eryn Hassemer

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