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App of Mod Biotechnology

Course Numbers: 7893 (1.00)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Career Technology (Non 74)
Counted In GPA: 1
Count In Honor Roll: 1

Applications of Modern Biotechnology - In this course, students will use the pre-existing laboratory modules in the BioBuilder curriculum to gain first-hand experience with the engineering design process as it applies to biotechnologies. Students will apply modern lab techniques to evaluate cellular behaviors and rigorously analyze experimental data. Additional engineering and problem-solving activities will lead students to identify a challenge they might address with novel biotechnology of their own design. Building on the skills that they acquired in Course 1, students will develop protocols and experimental plans in order to prototype at least one element of their team’s bio-design in the lab. By the end of the course, students will have gained basic knowledge, skills, and competencies that are essential for practicing bioengineers who want to design, test, and commercialize modern biotechnologies. This is a 90-hour instructor-led course that includes hands-on work, assessments, online work, and is held at Worcester Technical High School in the afternoons over the winter as part of the Innovation Pathways Program.