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Special topics course to be taught

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Special topics course to be taught

A special topics course on "Biomedical Applications of Colloidal Nanocrystals" with an innovative format is being taught in Spring 2010. The course is co-taught by two faculties with science/engineering and cell biology/neuroscience expertise, invited lecturers, and students leading discussion of assigned papers, and includes tours of relevant facilities on campus and at Sandia National Laboratories. Problem-based learning assignments involve both teamwork in brainstorming sessions and development of individual writing skills through written reports. All of the new INCBN IGERT Trainees selected in 2009 are participating in the course, taking it for credit. The course has been recently institutionalized by the University of New Mexico as a regular interdisciplinary graduate-level course, cross-listed between Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, and Nanoscience & Microsystems, and will be included in the next edition of UNM Catalog.