Computer Science Lab Pt. 2 and Biological Engineering Lab, October 25, 2014

Our lesson plan on Saturday, October 25th continued our exploration into the field of computer science and also engaged students with a biological engineering lab. During the first half of this week’s three-hour session, students learned about conditionals, Boolean operations and loops. After some review of last week’s computer science topics, the students were able to construct basic programs, setting the stage for developing more difficult coding projects in the coming weeks. For the second half of the lesson, we presented the students with a lab that allowed them to make their DNA visible. This lab was coupled with a short lecture about the basics of DNA science and genetic engineering. Members of Access Engineering shared their own research interests and experiences to give real-world uses for the lab procedure and lesson.