Biologically Inspired Design: A tool for interdisciplinary education

We focus this article on our five learning goals to implement education innovation and to contribute to STEM education using BID: (1) novel techniques for creative design; (2) interdisciplinary communication skills; (3) knowledge about domains outside of their core training; (4) a uniquely interdisciplinary collaborative process; and (5) application of existing technical knowledge to a new discipline. For each of these general goals, we defined a series of specific student skills and thinking processes (learning objectives) that represent definable outcomes that we can use to assess student progress.