General introduction to plant development, form, and function; population genetics, ecology, and evolution.
Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture, & Law is a class that examines the historical and scientific study of genetic engineering in medicine, agriculture, and law, including examination of social, ethical, and legal issues raised by new technology. About the Professor: Dr. Bob Goldberg is a plant molecular biologist who specializes in the area of plant gene expression. The goal of his research has been to understand how plant cells ...more
Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255) The lecture begins a discussion of present and future energy demands and the ways in which we invest in different forms of energy by focusing on nuclear energy use globally. The risks associated with nuclear energy are described, including risk of human error leading to a mass evacuation event, and the challenges faced in finding an adequate nuclear waste storage facility for the United States....more
Wirt explains that the invention of the electric motor revolutionized the way factories operate. With steam power, there was one central boiler which dictated how the factory had to be organized. As electric motors evolved, it became possible to make small motors that could be distributed around the plant to provide power to individual machines allowing for greater flexibility. Now, electric motors are everywhere, he says....more
Professor Channing Robertson of the Stanford University Chemical Engineering Department discusses energy conservation in relation to the high fructose corn syrup plant and chemical engineering.
Professor Channing Robertson of the Stanford University Chemical Engineering Department discusses the development and design of a glucose isomerase plant used to make high fructose corn syrup.
Professor Channing Robertson of the Stanford University Chemical Engineering Department discusses the isomeriser and chemical reactions within a glucose isomerase plant.