Principles of Engineering 2 is designed to cover
the concepts normally found in a traditional Biology class, but to look at them
with an engineering focus. While
covering the various topics normally associated with a biology class, the
course exposes students to the field of bio-engineering. Students will not only learn the fundamental
concepts of biology, but also learn how to apply them to solve problems found
in the world around them.
that are covered in this class include, but are not limited to: biochemistry,
cell energetics, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, ecology and
the environment, and plant and animal systems.
These topics are covered in the context of the following areas: genetics, biotechnology, environmental
engineering, and biomedical engineering.
Students will also gain scientific process skills such as
observing and collecting data, measuring, organizing data, classifying,
hypothesizing, predicting, inferring, modeling, and communicating. Students can expect to
participate in group projects, labs, and class discussions, use handouts and
label diagrams, conduct independent research, give oral presentations, take
notes, and use the computers.
We will hold class in room MS 22. We will conduct labs
approximately every other week. Students are responsible for all safety
standards that are applicable in a science laboratory.