Improving Student Preparedness for Entering the Workforce: A Hands-On Experience in Project Management for a Graduate-Level Protein Engineering Class

Nuttanit Pramounmat, Case Western Reserve University
Julie N. Renner, Case Western Reserve University


A hands-on polypeptide engineering experience that focuses on project management was developed and incorporated in a graduate-level course. The goal was to have doctoral students in chemical engineering learn about project planning tools, and experience what it might be like to plan and execute a project in industry or business. The motivation behind this goal was to help students best-utilize their technical skills in the private sector, where 42% of doctoral recipients in science and engineering work.