Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Biomimicry in Higher Education Webinar (2012)

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute held the 2nd Annual Biomimicry in Higher Education Webinar on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST. The number of presenters was shortened this year to include more time for questions. In our electronic publication of the webinar proceedings you can read about innovative courses and tools, learn the myriad ways professors are engaging students in biomimicry education, and view some of the stunning project visuals created by students. Purchase copy:  $15 (PDF download)

Biomimicry: an Interior Design Teaching Tool

Sarah M. Angne, University of Missouri-Columbia and The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire

Introducing Biomimicry into Design Education Using Triangulated Analysis Evaluation Tools

Karen Frasier-Scott, PhD, EnviroTech Design &
EunSook Kwon, PhD, Industrial Design Program, University of Houston

Biomimicry in Architecture: A Biokinetic Approach

Catalina Freixas, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

System Tools for Interdiscipinary Teamwork in Biomimicry

Curt McNamara, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Using a Motion Analysis Lab to Test Biomimetic Designs

Kiersten Muenchinger, Industrial Design Program, University of Oregon


2011 Webinar Proceedings

A PDF of the Proceedings of our First Annual Biomimicry in Higher Education Webinar (held on January 29, 2011) is available for purchase. Purchase copy: $15 (PDF download)

Biology into Design Module: Self-organization and Group Behavior

Adrian Smith, PhD candidate, Arizona State University, Tempe

Teaching and learning by working with nature and using a biomimicry approach to restore three keystone coastal habitats

Anamarija Frankic, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Bio-inspired Design of an Electric Scooter Body

Ernst-Jan Mul, MSc, Bio-Inspired Design

Much Ado About CO2: Education Module

Dona Boggs, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Washington University

Functional Biology in Multidisciplinary Bioscience Courses

Janet Kubler, PhD, California State University, Northridge

Biomimicry: Towards a Sustain-Able Design

Catalina Freixas, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

Surfing for Free

Tom McKeag, California College of the Arts

Concept Transfer from Biological Junctions to End-of-life Disassembly in Industrial  Design

Carlo Santulli, Sapienza Università di Roma, and Carla Langella, Seconda Università di Napoli

Teaching Biomimicry in the Context of Engineering Design

Jacquelyn Nagel, PhD

Using Biology to Guide Design

Karen Sullivan, Adjunct, Miami University

Biomimetic Envelopes: Investigating Nature to Design Buildings

Ilaria Mazzoleni, Southern California Institute of Architecture

Creating a Biomimicry PhD Program

(working title)
Peter Niewiarowski, PhD, University of Akron, and Douglas Paige, BFA,The Cleveland Institute of Art