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NSF CCLI: Developing a Molecular Biology Lab Course in Environmental Engineering and Science
Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference (2003, Nashville, TN)
  • Daniel B. Oerther, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

A new course and associated short course, to teach molecular biology skills to undergraduate and graduate students in environment engineering and practitioners of environmental engineering across the state of Ohio and around the world, is developed. Environmental engineers use microorganisms as biocatalysts to degrade pollutants in sewage as well as in the sites undergoing bioremediation. A series of courses to introduce engineering students to the principles of biology, at the University of Cincinnati are developed. These courses include, 'introduction to environmental engineering', required for all third year civil engineering students.

Meeting Name
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education (2003: Jun. 22-25, Nashville, TN)
Department(s)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Sponsor(s)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Keywords and Phrases
  • Pollutants,
  • Replication,
  • Biocatalysts,
  • Biodegradation,
  • Civil engineering,
  • Curricula,
  • Environmental engineering,
  • Learning systems,
  • Microorganisms,
  • Molecular biology,
  • Potable water,
  • Problem solving,
  • RNA,
  • Engineering education
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2003 American Society for Engineering Education, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
6-1-2003
Citation Information
Daniel B. Oerther. "NSF CCLI: Developing a Molecular Biology Lab Course in Environmental Engineering and Science" Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference (2003, Nashville, TN) (2003) p. 1841 - 1846 ISSN: 2153-5965
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_oerther/73/