UMass Boston Approves Biomimicry Course for Science Requirement

Green Harbors Project | November 15, 2012
Students in Anamarija Frankic's class help restore the shellfish habitat in Boston Harbor.

Students in Anamarija Frankic's class help restore the shellfish habitat in Boston Harbor.


For two years, Biomimicry Fellow Anamarija Frankic taught “Introduction to Biomimicry” at the University of Massachusetts Boston as an elective for science majors. Professor Frankic's students praised the course, saying that biomimicry changed their lives and influenced their career path. Armed with these success stories, Professor Frankic proposed offering the course to all students, not just science majors. Just a few months ago the Faculty Council at UMass Boston agreed, and approved the course as a general science education requirement.

Although this is exciting news for UMass Boston, Professor Frankic notes that, “biomimicry still needs to become widely accepted as part of the science curriculum in K-12 and universities.” If you are interested in learning more about the course and how Frankic worked within her university to promote biomimicry, please read her post on our BEN blog.

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