ERIC Number: ED028063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Action Committee on Bioengineering.
Schein, Martin W.
Bioengineering has been defined as "the application of knowledge gained by a cross fertilization of engineering and the biological sciences so that both will be more fully utilized for the benefit of mankind." Bioengineering has at least six areas of application: (1) medical engineering, (2) environmental health engineering, (3) agricultural engineering, (4) bionics, (5) fermentation engineering, and (6) human factors engineering. To fill future needs, bioengineers will specialize in their knowledge of quantitative biology. These engineers will be to the biologist as the electrical engineer is to today's physicists. Recommendations for a four-year undergraduate program in biological and physical sciences and mathematics are presented in this report. A core biology program is discussed and concepts to be included in this core are listed in the appendix. (BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington, DC.; Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Commission on Educ in Agric and Natural Resources; Commission on Undergraduate Educ Biological Scis
Note: CUEBS Publication No. 21c