Description: Chemical engineering is a field that covers many types of engineering applications, including food science, pharmaceuticals, and materials engineering. In this class, students will build on research involving materials commonly found in the food and drug industries. Topics covered will include polymers, drug delivery, crystallization, and characterization of materials. Students will use their kitchens and homes to engage in guided experiments and small-scale projects that link theory to practice. Students will combine their results to develop a larger understanding of core concepts of chemical engineering. This class is limited to 20 students per session.
Instructors: Profs. Jennifer Weiser and Daniel Lepek, Chemical Engineering, and Cooper Union student teaching assistants
- Session 1: July 6, 2020 to July 23, 2020
- Session 2: July 27 to August 13, 2020
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
- Workshops 10:00 am - 12 pm
- Breakout session: 1:00 – 2:00 pm or 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Time per day: 3 hours/day plus 30-60 minutes project work
Teaching method: Synchronous. The instructor and teaching assistants will lead students through scheduled lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
- Pencil and/or pen
- Stove and kitchen measuring tools.
The Biomedical Engineering Kit will be provided to students living in the United States only.
Class: Computer with camera and microphone to participate in online video class (Zoom) and program at the same time.
Project work: Computer with WiFi to use web-based software (Arduino, Microsoft office) and file management system (Github, Microsoft Teams). Camera to collect images and video of your project and upload to presentation and portfolio.
Course Code: STEM 205