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Pedro Verdugo
BIOEN 299
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Bioengineering

Lectures on the various aspects of bioengineering; orientation in bioengineering studies and practice. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: ASp.

Class description

The pre-engineering undergraduate is faced with the critical decision to choose one of the different engineering specialties. BE 299 is designed to expose the student to the experience of Bioengineering professionals. The goal is to help the undergraduate in making informed career decisions. This course covers a broad scope of information regarding Bioengineering as an inter-discipline; the Bioengineering Graduate and Undergraduate Programs at the University of Washington; the different areas presently covered by our Bioengineering Teaching and Research Programs; the experience of alumnae from our program; as well as the experience of in house Bioengineering faculty and Adjunct Bioengineering faculty working outside the University, in the industry, venture capital companies, or in consulting jobs.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The format of the course will be of an informal seminar with ample opportunity for questions

Recommended preparation

None

Class assignments and grading

No assigments are required

This class is graded Credit/No Credit only. The criteria for credit recording are attendance and the completion of a short multiple-choice questionnaire, which is taken at the end of the last lecture. This questionnaire is designed evaluate not the student but the seminar series itself and the performance of each of the speakers. No more than two absences will be allowed without specific approval of the course chairman.


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 Pedro Verdugo
Date: 10/03/2006