The Department of Bioengineering has been awarded a 2016-2017 Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant to fund integrating research skills into the curriculum.
Written by Professor Irina Conboy and Lecturer Hayley Lam, the project aims to enhance undergraduate research skills in bioengineering by creating three “evaluating evidence modules” embedded across courses in the Cell and Tissue Engineering concentration.
Module 1 engages students in analysis of primary research papers to understand science and the process of research. In Module 2, students apply scientific evaluation skills to solving a specific and current biomedical problem in a group. In Module 3, students will present the outcome of directed research in a public poster session and dedicated website.
The long term goal will be to implement the modules in all other concentrations of the the Bioengineering curriculum.