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Title: BioRelated Technology Chapter 1 Introduction to BioRelated Technology


1
Bio-Related Technology Chapter 1Introduction to
Bio-Related Technology
  • Dr. Nowak

2
Summary
  • This chapter discusses what biotechnology is,
    providing definitions and a value based
    perspective. It also provides background
    information that will lay a foundation for future
    chapters.

3
Objectives
  • Define bio-related technology.
  • Provide examples of the ways that bio-related
    technology affects all our lives.
  • Identify career fields related to bio-related
    technology.

4
Introduction
  • Society is made up of five major institutions
  • Family
  • Religion
  • Education
  • Government
  • Economics
  • All are affected by technology

5
Technology Defined
  • the knowledge used to change various resources
    into many goods and services used by society
  • technology is the tools, materials, and processes
    people use to extend their power to make or do
    something

6
The World of Bio-Related Technology
  • Bio-related technology uses living organisms or
    their parts to make or modify commercial
    products.
  • We discussed the difference between biotechnology
    and bio-related technology earlier (refer to
    Definition PowerPoint)
  • Bio-related technology encompasses biotechnology
    because it also addresses the actions and impacts
    of biotechnology.

7
Bio-Related Technology Defined
  • the practical
  • application of
  • mechanical devices, products, substances, or
    organisms to improve health or contribute to the
    harmony between humans and their environment

8
The Effects of Bio-Related Technology on Our Lives
  • Numerous factors influence our lives
  • Critical need for understanding
  • Examples of need for understanding
  • Universal health care
  • Improved agriculture
  • Waste disposal
  • Acid rain
  • Greenhouse effect

9
Making Decisions about Bio-Related Technology
  • Need for a technologically literate society
  • Social/Cultural Values
  • Political Influences
  • Environmental Influences
  • Technological Influences
  • Economic Influences
  • Educational Influences

10
Careers in Bio-Related Technology
  • Careers in all seven major classifications
  • Bioengineering
  • Health care
  • Materials applications
  • Regulation and safety
  • Cultivation of plants and animals
  • Fuel and chemical production
  • Waste management and treatment

11
Careers in Bio-Related Technology
  • Factors to consider
  • Interests/background
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Educational level/desire
  • Salary expectations
  • Future of the technological field

12
Sources
  • Chamberlin, Sean. (2005). Dr. Cs remarkable
    ocean world. Retrieved September 26, 2005, from
    http//www.oceansonline.com/gaiaho.htm
  • Komacek, Stanley A., Lawson, Ann E., and Horton,
    Andrew C. (1990). Manufacturing technology.
    Albany, NY. Delmar Publishers, Inc.
  • Savage, Ernest N., Rossner, Albert G., and Finke,
    Gary D. (1993). Bio-Related technology. Albany,
    New York Delmar Publishers, Inc.
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