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Fall 2018
Oct 24, 2021
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STIA 411 - Living Futures: BioDesign Stu
Biodesign uses insights from the study of life along with design principles to solve problems that are increasingly relevant to our daily lives. Students in this course will work as part of a team to represent Georgetown University at the BioDesign Challenge(http://biodesignchallenge.org/), a competition among 30 international universities. This studio-based class will expose students to biology, apply the design process in practice, and iterate toward submission to the BioDesign Challenge Summit (http://biodesignchallenge.org/summit-2018/) in June 2018. 

Learning takes place through lecture, online content, discussion, and hands-on work either in the Maker Hub or self-directed at home. Students should come self-motivated for this pass/fail class with a readiness to work with people from divergent backgrounds. The strongest teams demonstrate diversity along many dimensions. This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge in biology, however, we welcome students with deep knowledge in any field, including biology, as valuable members of our team.

As biodesign gains wider recognition as an important set of design principles, we explore ways to become more creative, thoughtful, and ethical about designing with biology.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar, Studio

Science, Tech, & Int'l Affairs Department

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