Learning Outcomes:

    Through work on modules, students will be introduced to PoLS topics and gain confidence and experience with relevant multi-scale biophysical experimental, computational, and theoretical techniques, as well as be introduced to a common language of nonlinear dynamics. After completing this class, students will be able to: (1) Construct low-cost laboratory equipment to investigate fundamental biophysical processes, (2) Integrate measurement, mechanism, and modeling in the study of these systems, and (3) Analyze biophysical systems with computational and theoretical tools (i.e. nonlinear dynamics, molecular dynamics simulations, and statistical mechanics).