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A Proposal for Diabetes Teaching Modules for the Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Curriculum

Francis J. Doyle III1, Lois Jovanovic2, Cesar C. Palerm1, Michael A. Henson3, Robert S. Parker4, and B. Wayne Bequette5. (1) Chemical Engineering/Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program, University of California Santa Barbara, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080, (2) Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, 2219 Bath St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105, (3) Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 686 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003, (4) Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1272 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, (5) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, 110 Eighth St., Troy, NY 12180-3590

This talk will outline a project proposal that aims to introduce chemical engineering undergraduates to important issues in the area of diabetes and its treatment by way of course content that will be designed as part of this program. Educators from UCSB, Pitt, RPI, U. Massachusetts, and Sansum Diabetes Research Institute will lead the development of the curricular modules. The specific courses that will be targeted include the core courses in: material balances; transport phenomena; reaction engineering; process dynamics and control; and process design. For each of these courses, the proposed project will undertake the development of: (i) homework exercises that span the syllabus; (ii) several single lecture modules with multimedia (video), PowerPoint, simulation examples, and lecture notes; and (iii) an open-ended case study style project description that can be used for term projects.