Posted: January 15, 2010

Study Biotech this spring at Harvard Extension School

(Nanowerk News) The biotechnology program at the Harvard Extension School continues to find itself at the leading edge of science education, this year offering several new courses and a new master's concentration in the hot topic area of bioengineering and nanotechnologies. These additions, along with the existing curriculum, will provide professional scientists with skills that fill new and evolving niches in the biotech industry. Nanotechnologies is now among the top 4 growing fields for employment!
Courses are taught by distinguished faculty from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Students will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and hands-on lab experience in laboratory courses like ENSC E-156 Microfluidics Applications for Biological Analysis and Discovery. There has been an unprecedented level of support and collaboration on behalf of the executive dean of SEAS, Dean Fawwaz Habbal, and he and Dr. Anas Chalah pioneered the initial courses for Extension School students.
Says Cheryl Vaughan, director of the Extension School biotechnology program, "This is an educational opportunity that part-time students rarely have access to."
Students may sign up for individual courses or begin working part-time toward a Master of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in bioengineering and nanotechnologies. Courses offered this year include:

ENSC E-123 Laboratory Electronics: Digital Circuit Design

ENSC E-125 Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology

ENSC E-155 Fundamentals of Microfluidics with Applications in Biological Analysis and Discovery

ENSC E-156 Microfluidics Applications for Biological Analysis and Discovery

ENSC E-165 Engineering of Nanostructures for Targeted Drug Delivery

Registration is now underway and classes begin January 25, 2009. Late registration after classes begins runs through February 7.
Source: Harvard University