2023 Biomolecular Engineering Summer Courses


    Technical Writing for Biomolecular Engineers (5 credits)

  • BME 185 [In Person]

    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): BIOL 20A; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

    Proposed Instructor: Dianne Hendricks


  • Synthetic Biology-Mentored Research B (5 credits)

  • BME 188B [In Person]

    Session 1

    This five-credit course is the second of three courses in a 12-credit collaborative research project available to students in physical sciences and biomolecular engineering intended to satisfy the capstone requirement. Multiple oral/written presentations are required, including a formal conference presentation. Prerequisite(s): BME 188A. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors. Enrollment is by instructor permission.

    Proposed Instructor: David Bernick


  • Synthetic Biology Mentored Research C (5 credits)

  • BME 188C [In Person]

    Session 2

    Third of three courses in a 12-credit collaborative research project available to students in physical sciences and biomolecular engineering intended to satisfy the capstone requirement. Students in this course sequence may be participating in the annual IGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) competition. Course includes training in specific skills relevant to the specific sub-team and overall project, including lab-specific training (pcr, DNA electrophoresis, gel documentation, standard reagent prep, lab safety, lab equipment, project specifics). Prerequisite(s): BME 188B. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors. Enrollment is by instructor permission.

    Proposed Instructor: David Bernick