IWKS 4500: Bio-Medical Design and Innovation  

Introduces the biodesign innovation process, which involves identifying important human needs and
inventing meaningful solutions to address them. The course examines how biotechnology and bio-inspired
innovation improves the form and function of our designed world – garments, buildings, foods, medicines,
healthcare delivery, infrastructure and more. The course explores how these processes can vary across
disciplines, geographies and demographics. Students may participate in a national Biodesign Challenge; this
course will prepare students to submit their final projects to the competition at the end of the semester. 

Suggested Background: IWKS 2100 & 3450

Credit hours: 3