Education in the Century of Biology
Georgia Tech’s Center for Biologically Inspired Design comprises a group of interdisciplinary biologists, engineers and physical scientists who seek to facilitate research and education for innovative products and techniques based on biologically-inspired design solutions.
Biology may serve as an untapped resource for design methodology, with concept-testing having occurred over millions of years of evolution. Experiencing the benefits of Nature as a source of innovative and inspiring principles encourages us to preserve and protect the natural world rather than simply to harvest its products. Students can take a variety of courses that examine connections between biology and engineering, and can obtain a certificate in biologically inspired design.