College Prep, Grades 11-12, Year-long class
Prerequisite: C or better in biology and chemistry is required, or concurrently enrolled in chemistry with instructor approval. Passing IED recommended but not required.
The major focus of this PLTW (Project Lead the Way) course is to expose students to the diverse fields of biotechnology including biomedical engineering, bimolecular genetics, bioprocess engineering, and agricultural and environmental engineering. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems related to biomechanics, cardiovascular engineering, genetic engineering, agricultural biotechnology, tissue engineering, biomedical devices, human interface, bioprocesses, forensics, and bioethics. Students in this course apply biological and engineering concepts to design materials and processes that directly measure, repair, improve, and extend living systems.