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<< Sunday, September 22, 2013 >>

An Engineering Design Approach to Research: QSB/BEST seminar

Lecture/Seminar | September 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 267 Classroom Building

 5200 North Lake Rd, Merced, CA 95343

Melissa Kurtis Micou, Ph.D., Jacobs School of Engineering


Melissa Kurtis Micou from the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego will present a seminar entitled "An Engineering Design Approach to Research."

Traditionally, engineers solve problems with multiple practical solutions while basic scientists search for the single correct answer to a research question. Increasingly, scientists and engineers work together to develop and apply novel research tools. But the underlying approach to solving problems remains relatively discipline-specific.

This seminar will address the benefits of structuring a search for solutions to basic science questions using engineering methodologies, in particular, engineering design. Design is the process by which engineers generate multiple creative solutions to a problem, systematically analyze those solutions and implement the best one. Examples in the fields of systems biology, regenerative medicine and genomics will be provided.

Professor Fabian Filipp, Assistant Professor, Biology,, 209-228-4509

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