Bioengineering is the blending together of the principles of biology with the techniques and "tools" of engineering. The INCREDIBLE VARIETY of products that can be produced is staggering...think of biomechanics, that may help an amputee walk on a mechanically sophisticated leg prosthetic with complete knee function...or inventing new medical DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT ( think Covid 19 testing ) ...or new ways to improve our food supply with agricultural engineering. There are also ecological engineering and renewable bioenergy products. However, these new creations may bring important ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS that must be considered when tampering with food supplies, genetic engineering, and natural biological systems. If you enjoy science of any type and enjoy the "putting together" of things, such as in engineering, this career field is DEFINITELY WORTH EXPLORING!
What are the areas within BIOENGINEERING that really interest you, and who are the companies researching and manufacturing these amazing new products? And also, what type of life experiences, academic courses, and part-time jobs will ADVANCE YOU toward a career in this diverse and lucrative field?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
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* notebook & pen/pencil ( for each student)
* 3 sheets colored posterboard, cut each in 1/2
* markers, paints, stencils, stamps & stamp pads ( any assortment of these that student group can gather)
* 12"x12" (or larger) piece of corrugated cardboard
* 1 small package MODELING CLAY
* glue, scissors
* assorted magazines: athletic, house decorating, hiking, farming, science, travel
* small piece cardboard [12" x 12"]
- H.B.4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the specific mechanisms by which characteristics or traits are transferred from one generation to the next via genes.
- H.B.4B In order for information stored in DNA to direct cellular processes, a gene needs to be transcribed from DNA to RNA and then must be translated by the cellular machinery into a protein or an RNA molecule. The protein and RNA products from these...
- 4 Innovative Designer - Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
Lesson Created By: katherinebradley