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Engineering (E) Courses (2016-17)

E/ME/MedE 105 ab. Design for Freedom from Disability. 9 units (3-0-6): second, third terms. This Product Design class focuses on people with Disabilities and is done in collaboration with Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Students visit the Center to define products based upon actual stated and observed needs. Designs and testing are done in collaboration with Rancho associates. Speakers include people with assistive needs, therapists and researchers. Classes teach normative design methodologies as adapted for this special area. Instructor: Pickar.
ChE/Ch/E/Bi 107. Social Media for Scientists. 9 units (3-0-6): first, third terms. An introduction to the use of social media for scientific communication. Social media platforms are discussed in the context of their use to professionally engage scientific communities and general audiences. Topics will include ethics, privacy, reputation management, ownership and the law, and will focus on the use and impact of social media for personal and professional career development. Lectures will include presentations by invited experts in various specialties, a number of which will have worldwide recognition. Instructor: Davis.