Improving student learning through visualization of essential laboratory components in bioeconomy technology

TitleImproving student learning through visualization of essential laboratory components in bioeconomy technology
Faculty/College/UnitForestry
StatusActive
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2020
Project Summary

The Faculty of Forestry has developed a new degree program named Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology (BEST) aimed at better transforming forest/agricultural biomass into innovative renewable bioproducts and bioenergy. Two new laboratory courses from this program, BEST 302 and BEST 304 will require extensive resources (e.g. lab space, equipment, manpower) from the faculty to achieve solid learning outcomes.

In order to best facilitate student learning, we propose to develop high-quality teaching videos with clear explanation to cover the essential topics from BEST 302/304, with the help of various research groups at UBC (Forest Products Biotechnology/bioenergy, Advanced Renewable Materials Laboratory and Sustainable Functional Biomaterials Laboratory). These videos will be incorporated into the course content to help students better prepare for the experiments and enhance class efficiency. They could also be used as materials for the training of new students from above-mentioned and other research groups.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2020/2021
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorScott Renneckar
Year 1: Team Members

Scott Renneckar, Associate Professor, Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry
Patrick Colbert, Instructor, Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry
Feng Jiang, Assistant Professor, Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry
Jack Saddler, Professor, Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry
Xuan Jun, Program Coordinator, Asia Forest Research Centre, Faculty of Forestry