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This learning module is an overview of biomolecules, what are they?, types of biomolecules, and how microtechnology is using biomolecules or exploiting their functions for micro and nano applications.  Activities provide the opportunity to better understand the functions of biomolecules, their scale, and why they are so important for micro and nanotechnologies.

This learning modules contains the following units.

  • Pre-test:  Knowledge Probe
  • Reading:  Biomolecular Applications of BioMEMS
  • Presentation:  Biomolecular Applications of BioMEMS (pdf)
  • Activity:  Biomolecular Functions
  • Activity:  The Scale of Biomolecules
  • Activity:  Biological Motors
  • Assessment

Instructor materials for this learning module are available here.

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This work made possible by Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center through DUE grants #0830384, 0902411, and 1205138. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and creators, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. 

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) (2017), "Biomolecular Applications of BioMEMS,"

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