Making Environmental Biology Central to a Course in Biology for EngineersArthur T. Johnson*
Professor Emeritus, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
- *Corresponding Author:
- Arthur T. Johnson
Professor Emeritus, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 09, 2010; Accepted date: November 12, 2011; Published date: November 14, 2011
Citation: Johnson AT (2011) Making Environmental Biology Central to a Course in Biology for Engineers. J Ecosys Ecograph S1:002. doi:10.4172/2157-7625.S1-002
Copyright: © 2011 Johnson AT. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and and source are credited.
Engineers dealing with biological systems need to know how these systems interact with their physical, chemical, and biological environments when they propose solutions to problems involving living things. This awareness should start with their undergraduate education that includes an introduction to biological science. Such a course, developed and taught at the University of Maryland, is described in this paper.