Title: Laboratory Methods in Synthetic Biology
Coordinator: Eric Klavins, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Prerequisites by Topic:
Course Structure: The class meets for one lecture a week (Mondays) followed by two three-hour lab sessions each week. Laboratories are done in groups of two. There will be weekly prelab quizzes and then lab reports. A final design project is due at the end of the quarter. The course uses MATLAB for homework problems. The students complete an average of 3 hours of computer work per week.
ABET Student Outcome Coverage: This course addresses the following outcomes:
H = high relevance, M = medium relevance, L = low relevance to course.
(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying the principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (M) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to the design of biochemical networks for specific applications.
(4) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts (H) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities related to introducing new genetic material into the ecosystem.
(5) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives (H) Lab work is done in teams.
(6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions (H) Students will generate and analyze data from their own experiments.
Prepared By: Eric Klavins
Last revised: 3/20/2019