Teaching a Bioseparations Laboratory: From Training to Applied Research


  • Daniel Forciniti Missouri University of Science and Technology


The partnership between a K-12 teacher (Culligan), an NSF GK-12 Teaching Fellow graduate student (Bearden), and a Louisiana Tech faculty member (Mainardi) collaborating in a research and education project is described in this work. The unique grouping of these three researchers allows for maximum dissemination of developed modules. By the end of the 6-week RET program, the group develops modules to explain the concept of the research conducted on the modeling of enzymes.

Author Biography

Daniel Forciniti, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Daniel Forciniti is a professor of chemical engineering at Missouri S&T. He received his B.S. from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. He has taught a bioseparations laboratory and lecture sequence for the last 15 years. He recently authored a book on the fundamentals and applications of bioseparations.