CSAIL PIs Teach Summer Courses
20 June 2009
2009 Short Courses taught by CSAIL faculty and staff through MIT Professional Education – Short Programs (new url http://web.mit.edu/professional/short-programs/index.html)
Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty [PI.61s] (url: http://web.mit.edu/professional/short-programs/courses/engineering_leade...)
Human-centered strategies for leading effective teams in academic, engineering environments. Using interactive role-playing activities, self-assessment instruments and group discussions, you will develop a repertoire of techniques for addressing issues that commonly arise within engineering research groups and teaching staff.
*NEW* Synthetic Biology [20.80s] (url: http://web.mit.edu/professional/short-programs/courses/synthetic_biology.html)
An introduction to the rigorous and reliable engineering of biological systems. Topics include foundational tools and technical advances that enable the rational design of genetically-encoded systems, including computational tools for bio-CAD. Early application of these approaches to genome, protein and pathway redesign, to metabolic engineering and to cell-programmed therapeutics will serve as the point of departure for many of these topics. Course includes one day of hands-on lab work.