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Integrating Biology And Chemical Engineering At The Freshman And Sophomore Levels

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



Conference Session

The Biology Interface

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8.722.1 - 8.722.20



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Patricia Mosto

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Gregory Hecht

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Kathryn Hollar

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Stephanie Farrell

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Session 2613

Integrating Biology and Chemical Engineering at the Freshman and Sophomore Levels

Kathryn Hollar1, Stephanie Farrell1, Gregory B. Hecht2, and Patricia B. Mosto 2 1 Department of Chemical Engineering 2 Department of Biological Sciences Rowan University Glassboro, NJ 08028

ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, TN, 22-25 June 2003 Chemical Engineering Division

Abstract Preparing chemical engineering students for careers in emerging technologies, such

as bioengineering and pharmaceutical engineering, is essential in today’s competitive

market. To meet the industry (and student) demand for training in bio-focused

engineering, many schools offer specialized curricula that concentrate on the interface

between biology and engineering, or offer elective courses at the senior or graduate level.

However, integration of biology and chemical engineering at the lower levels and in core

courses is often difficult in curricula that are already filled to capacity.

The chemical engineering curriculum at Rowan University has been revised to

include a Biological Systems & Applications course designed to introduce students to a

variety of biological principles that are relevant to chemical engineering. Additionally,

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Mosto, P., & Hecht, G., & Hollar, K., & Farrell, S. (2003, June), Integrating Biology And Chemical Engineering At The Freshman And Sophomore Levels Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12102

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