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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

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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, filipp@ucmerced.edu, 209-228-4509


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