The ISBE Specialist Short Courses 2020 were successfully held online via tencent meeting/voov meeting on October 17-24 as one of the celebration activities of the 10th anniversary of the ISBE. The courses were presented by the vice-president of the ISBE, Prof. Marc Weissburg from Georgia Institute of Technology of USA. More than 30 graduates and undergraduates registered for the courses.
During the two sessions, Prof. Marc Weissburg had systematically introduced how to solve the engineering problem using biologically inspired-design (BID) method. The courses gave attendees a basic understanding of useful techniques and best practices to find biological solutions, the effective ways to evaluate the match between particular biological models and the problem being considered.
Prof. Marc Weissburg, the Co-Director of the Center for BID at Georgia Tech, has taught and practiced BID for 15 years. He has designed and assessed BID teaching methods, and worked with scientists, architects, and major companies to develop novel technologies to solve complex human challenges ranging from better fiber products to sustainable industrial systems organization.
The success of the courses held during the epidemic is of great significance for the Society to continue to popularize bionic science and technology, and to improve the basic research skills and concepts of bionic beginners.