20.S940: IAP Experimental Design Class


MWF, 9am-12pm, Jan. 8th - Feb. 2nd 2018, 32-155

Join other self-motivated students with a love for biology and maker-culture for 20.S940: our four week course, designed to nucleate the community of biological-hackers at MIT. You will leave our workshop with team and an experimental action plan outlining proof of concept experimentation to allow you to pursue your chosen topic independently come the spring. Teams with well thought-out proposals may have a chance to perform their experiments by applying for entry to a new lab class this spring from course 20; 20.S948. Teams may also be eligible to apply directly to the MIT Sandbox program immediately following the course in February.

Experimental action plans will include a formal description of the problem statement, proposed solution, and experimental protocol, crafted over four weeks with guidance from MIT faculty and local biotech industry mentors. We invite students of all backgrounds/majors, and hope to establish collaborations between those with strong biology knowledge and others with computational/mechanical skill sets. Sign for 20.S940 for 9 units or as a listener on the MIT Registrar. Class will be held from Jan 8-Feb 2nd, MWF 9-12pm in 32-155.