Polymers & Biomaterials
- Published on Oct 19, 2015
- Students: Stephanie Hebert, Geoffrey Maynard, Abdulmajid Binshelayl, Rasheed Alfaris
Instructor: Dr. Mary C. Arico
Course Overview: Biomaterials is the study of materials and their use in medical implants, including metal, ceramics, polymers, composites, and biological biomaterials. The course includes the study of material properties and the known interactions with the body. Additionally, students investigate the growing field of tissue engineering and the ethical decisions engineers face.
Project Overview: Students worked in groups to create a video that answered two questions: What are biomaterials? Why are biomaterials important? The goal of the video was to create something that would be relevant to an audience with minimal science/engineering education, but must also be 100% accurate and relevant in a collegiate introduction to biomaterials course.