Experience in Lecturing and Course Development

Introduction to Biomimicry (course developer and lecturer)

This course provides students with an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of biomimicry.  It is designed as a course for students from a variety of colleges and departments with background in principles of biology or principles of design. Students learn essential concepts of biomimicry and experience opportunities to link those concepts to their own areas of expertise. The class examines convergent theory elements in biology, design and engineering including form-function relationships, waste reduction, life cycles and sustainability.

- C004103A Master's level - 2019 to present, at the University of Ghent, Belgium

- BIO 295:001 -  2014 and 2015 at the University of Akron, Ohio USA.

 

Learn more about BIOMIMICRY at the University of Akron.

Natural Science - BIO 103:001 - Spring 2011 at the University of Akron

This course is designed for non-science majors. Students learn concepts of living organisms with emphasis on mankind’s position in, and influence on the environment. The focus is on the field of biology (scientific research, genetics, evolution and ecology) and the main goal is to prepare students to understand the core concepts and appreciate how they affect our lives.

Foundations of Biology - BIO 101 - Fall 2012 at the College of Wooster

This course is an introduction to the broad field of biological science. We study the fundamental concepts of life including organization and function of cells, cellular metabolism, expression and transmission of genetic information, and processes of evolution.

Comparative Animal Physiology - BIO 344 - Fall 2012 at the College of Wooster

This course focuses on the study of function across levels of organization from subcellular to organismal in a wide range of animal taxa. Students learn how diverse animal forms share or differ in patterns of physiological adaptation in order to cope with environmental challenges. The emphasis is on function as it relates to survival of the organism.

 

Junior Independent Study / Biostatistics - BIO 401 - Spring 2013 at the College of Wooster

 

Natural History of Vertebrates - BIO 311 - Spring 2013 at the College of Wooster

This course explores the ecology, evolution, behavior, anatomy, biogeography and conservation of vertebrates. The lab expose students to hands-on experience on the anatomy and identification of predominantly local species.

See example of course website developed by students throughout the course.

Natural history of vertebrates

class of 2013

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