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Introducing Molecular Biology to Environmental Engineers: Through Development of a New Course
Chemical Engineering Education
  • Daniel B. Oerther, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

The introduction of a course "Molecular Methods in Environmental Engineering" is discussed. The course is developed to address the growing national need for integrating geonomics and molecular biology into the engineering curriculum. Fifteen graduate students were successfully introduced to molecular biology through lectures and hands-on laboratory excercises following the "full-cycle 165 rRNA approach". The course helps in providing supportive and independent learning environment to the students.

Department(s)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Biochemical reactions,
  • Biosphere,
  • Molecular methods,
  • Biocatalysts,
  • Charge coupled devices,
  • Curricula,
  • Engineering education,
  • Molecular biology,
  • Personnel training,
  • RNA,
  • Technical presentations,
  • Environmental engineering
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2002 American Society for Engineering Education, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
9-1-2002
Citation Information
Daniel B. Oerther. "Introducing Molecular Biology to Environmental Engineers: Through Development of a New Course" Chemical Engineering Education Vol. 36 Iss. 4 (2002) p. 258 - 263 ISSN: 00092479
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_oerther/75/