This course introduces polymer chemistry through polymers found in nature. It is designed as a unique introduction to the subject, which connects natural and synthetic polymers by exploring the chemistry of natural polymers from plants, animals and humans and self-assembled macromolecular structures. Chapters cover the basic concepts of polymer chemistry. Prereq: Chem 2310.
Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
An integration of quantitative parameters describing changes in the quality attributes of foods with quantification of the physical changes occurring between the time of raw material harvest or assembly and the point of food consumption. Models to predict changes in quality attributes as a function of process parameters will be developed and demonstrated. Prereq: FdScTe 5400, 5536, 5600, or FABEng 3481 or 4410, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for FdScTe 7430. Cross-listed in FdScTe.
Engineering principles of using plants for remediation of contaminated sites and treating polluted soil and water. Traditional methods as well as new trends and current research in phytoremediation technologies will be presented. Prereq: 3510 or EnvEng 3200, or Grad standing.
Advanced group studies in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering with principal emphasis on design. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 4 completions.
Advanced individual study of topics not included in regular courses; practice in development, organization, solution, and reporting on problems of student's choosing with faculty supervision. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is graded S/U.
Lecture and discussion of current topics related to food, agricultural and biological engineering presented by faculty, staff, graduate students, and guest speakers. Prereq: Grad standing in Engineering. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs or 8 completions. This course is graded S/U.
Application of concepts of probability, random variables, statistical inference, multiple regression, multi-variate analysis, correlation analysis and concepts of Bayesian methodology to make reliable engineering design decisions. Prereq: Stat 3460 (427) or 3470 (427), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 735.
Initial preparation for providing instruction in professional engineering programs at the college level including skills, strategies and issues common to university teaching in general and engineering instruction more specifically. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 810. This course is graded S/U.
Historical development of the research process. Problem selection and proposal development. Processes for acquiring funding and conducting quality research. Prereq: Grad standing in Engineering. Not open to students with credit for 801.
Research for thesis. Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.