Biomolecular Engineering Summer Courses


    Bioethics in the 21st Century: Science, Business, and Society (5 credits)

  • BME 80G

    Session 2

    Serves science and non-science majors interested in bioethics. Guest speakers and instructors lead discussions of major ethical questions having arisen from research in genetics, medicine, and industries supported by this knowledge. (Also offered as Philosophy 80G. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): PE-T.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Sandra Dreisbach and Paloma Medina

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  • Technical Writing for Biomolecular Engineers (5 credits)

  • BME 185

    Session 1

    Writing by biomolecular engineers, not to general audiences, but to engineers, engineering managers, and technical writers. Exercises include job application and resume, library puzzle, graphics, laboratory protocols, document specification, progress report, survey article or research proposal, poster, and oral presentation. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; previous or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 20L or BIOL 101L. Enrollment restricted to junior and senior biomolecular engineering, bioengineering, and bioinformatics majors. Enrollment limited to 20.

    Visiting students - contact the instructor, Joy Hagen at joyhagen@ucsc.edu for permission to enroll.

    Proposed Instructor: Joy Hagen

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  • Synthetic Biology - Mentored Research A (5 credits)

  • BME 188A

    Session 1

    Provides a multidisciplinary, collaborative research experience working on a project in synthetic biology. Working with one or more research faculty, student teams complete a substantial project. Multiple oral/written presentations are required, including a formal conference presentation. Prerequisite(s): course 180. May be repeated for credit.

    All students - contact the instructor, David Bernick at dbernick@ucsc.edu for permission to enroll.

    Proposed Instructor: David Bernick

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  • Synthetic Biology - Mentored Research B (5 credits)

  • BME 188B

    Session 2

    The second course in the two-quarter series in synthetic biology research. It continues the collaborative research endeavor that began in course 188A. Multiple oral/written presentations are required, including a formal conference presentation. Prerequisite(s): course 188A. May be repeated for credit. 

    All students - contact the instructor, David Bernick at dbernick@ucsc.edu for permission to enroll.

    Proposed Instructor: David Bernick

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  • Capstone Project III (5 credits)

  • EE 129C

    10-Week

    Third of a three-course sequence in which students apply knowledge and skills gained in this elective track to complete a major design project. In this third course, students work in teams to complete the project specified and advance on the results of the work in the first two courses. A formal written report, oral presentation, and demonstration of the successful project to a review panel of engineering faculty is required. Students are billed a $80 materials fee. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and course 129B. Enrollment is restricted to seniors.

    These capstones satisfy parts of the Bioengineering degree requirement.

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Tela Favaloro

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