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.
D. B. Oerther, "NSF CCLI: Developing a Molecular Biology Lab Course in Environmental Engineering and Science," Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference (2003, Nashville, TN), pp. 1841-1846, American Society for Engineering Education, Jun 2003.
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education (2003: Jun. 22-25, Nashville, TN)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
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
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01 Jun 2003