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James Bassingthwaighte
BIOEN 509
Seattle Campus

Bioengineering Departmental Seminar

Research review and discussions centered on demonstrating approaches and solving scientific problems. Seminar lectures led by faculty and visiting faculty in Bioengineering and related disciplines. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: WSp.

Class description

Bioengineering 509 A, B: Bioengineering Departmental Seminar Winter, Spring, 2009 Dr. James B. Bassingthwaighte, Professor of Bioengineering Jbb2@u.washington.edu

Thursdays 12:30 – 1:20, S Foege Hall GenomeSci S060 in Winter N.Foege Bldg, Bioengineering, N130 in Spring 1 credit per quarter Lectures available online at: http://www.engr.washington.edu/edge/bioen599/bioen599vd.html

Course Overview:

This seminar course reviews research on approaches to solving scientific problems related to Bioengineering. Lectures will be from faculty in UW Bioengineering and from other departments as well as faculty from other institutions. Open discussion of problems is desired. This course allows students to attend lectures in person, or watch streaming video of the lectures online. Students who are unable to attend the lectures in person are required to watch streaming video of the lectures and to submit one 1-page summary paper per lecture missed in person.

Learning Objectives:

• To learn qualitative and quantitative approaches to resolving theoretical and practical problems in scientific research. • To develop an understanding of how engineering design and analysis contributes to progress in improving human heath and well-being worldwide while improving the environment.

Grading Policy:

Grades will be awarded on a credit/no credit (CR/NC) basis as follows:

Students who attend the lecture in-person:

• Must actively participate in lectures • Must write a minimum of THREE (3) 1-page critiques on lecturea of his or her choosing • (If a student misses one lecture, he or she is not required to write a critique of the lecture missed, but critiques must be written for each lecture missed after the first.)

Students who are unable to attend the lecture in-person:

• Must watch the lectures online • Submit 9 out of 10 1-page critiques on the weekly lectures during the quarter

Lecture critique guidelines: (limited to one page, e.g. Word format , font size = 11+, saved as .pdf)

• Describe weak and strong points; good and bad features • Identify important principles • New information gathered; new things learned • Present your perspectives on lecture’s topic • Criticize the presentation itself. How could it be improved? Critiques should be submitted in .pdf format to Dr. Bassingthwaighte, preferably soon after the lecture, and all by the day after the final lecture, namely Friday March 13 (winter) , Fri, Jun5 (spring) .

Student learning goals

This seminar course reviews research on approaches to solving scientific problems related to Bioengineering. Lectures will be from faculty in UW Bioengineering and from other departments as well as faculty from other institutions. Open discussion of problems is desired. This course allows students to attend lectures in person, or watch streaming video of the lectures online. Students who are unable to attend the lectures in person are required to watch streaming video of the lectures and to submit one 1-page summary paper per lecture missed in person.

Learning Objectives:

• To learn qualitative and quantitative approaches to resolving theoretical and practical problems in scientific research. • To develop an understanding of how engineering design and analysis contributes to progress in improving human heath and well-being worldwide while improving the environment.

Grading Policy:

Grades will be awarded on a credit/no credit (CR/NC) basis as follows:

Students who attend the lecture in-person:

• Must actively participate in lectures • Must write a minimum of THREE (3) 1-page critiques on lecturea of his or her choosing • (If a student misses one lecture, he or she is not required to write a critique of the lecture missed, but critiques must be written for each lecture missed after the first.)

Students who are unable to attend the lecture in-person:

• Must watch the lectures online • Submit 9 out of 10 1-page critiques on the weekly lectures during the quarter

Lecture critique guidelines: (limited to one page, e.g. Word format , font size = 11+, saved as .pdf)

• Describe weak and strong points; good and bad features • Identify important principles • New information gathered; new things learned • Present your perspectives on lecture’s topic • Criticize the presentation itself. How could it be improved?

Dr. James B. Bassingthwaighte, Professor of Bioengineering Jbb2@u.washington.edu

Thursdays 12:30 – 1:20, S Foege Hall GenomeSci S060 in Winter N.Foege Bldg, Bioengineering, N130 in Spring 1 credit per quarter Lectures available online at: http://www.engr.washington.edu/edge/bioen599/bioen599vd.html

Course Overview:

This seminar course reviews research on approaches to solving scientific problems related to Bioengineering. Lectures will be from faculty in UW Bioengineering and from other departments as well as faculty from other institutions. Open discussion of problems is desired. This course allows students to attend lectures in person, or watch streaming video of the lectures online. Students who are unable to attend the lectures in person are required to watch streaming video of the lectures and to submit one 1-page summary paper per lecture missed in person.

Learning Objectives:

• To learn qualitative and quantitative approaches to resolving theoretical and practical problems in scientific research. • To develop an understanding of how engineering design and analysis contributes to progress in improving human heath and well-being worldwide while improving the environment.

Grading Policy:

Grades will be awarded on a credit/no credit (CR/NC) basis as follows:

Students who attend the lecture in-person:

• Must actively participate in lectures • Must write a minimum of THREE (3) 1-page critiques on lecturea of his or her choosing • (If a student misses one lecture, he or she is not required to write a critique of the lecture missed, but critiques must be written for each lecture missed after the first.)

Students who are unable to attend the lecture in-person:

• Must watch the lectures online • Submit 9 out of 10 1-page critiques on the weekly lectures during the quarter

Lecture critique guidelines: (limited to one page, e.g. Word format , font size = 11+, saved as .pdf)

• Describe weak and strong points; good and bad features • Identify important principles • New information gathered; new things learned • Present your perspectives on lecture’s topic • Criticize the presentation itself. How could it be improved? Critiques should be submitted in .pdf format to Dr. Bassingthwaighte, preferably soon after the lecture, and all by the day after the final lecture, namely Friday March 13 (winter) , Fri, Jun5 (spring) .

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by James Bassingthwaighte
Date: 03/11/2009