Student Podcasts for TC 358: Science and Policy of Antibiotic Resistance

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Science and Policy of Antibiotic Resistance, taught by Mary Jo Kirisits, an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering. The Fall 2020 class included engineering majors as well as students studying other disciplines. The assignment was to create a podcast episode on the topic of antimicrobial resistance. The student podcasts cover a wide range of aspects of antimicrobial resistance, including diseases transferred from animals to humans; the socioeconomic circumstances that lead to a rise antimicrobial resistance; and the role of pharmaceutical companies.

The class is a part of one of Kirisits research projects, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The broader project focuses on how exposure to metal and metal-oxide nanoparticles in engineered environments can lead to antibiotic resistance.

Listen to the Fall 2020 Class Podcasts

Futuristic Technologies for Dealing with Antimicrobial Resistance
Students: Nate Fredricks, Dessie Tien, Molei Zhang


Antimicrobials and Ag
Students: Swara Mukkamala, Emily Whitworth, Caroline Cummings


The Root of All Resistance: The Causes and Impacts of Antimicrobial Resistance
Students: Ranithri Patuwathavithan, Elaine Fung, Lucia Eade, Sydney Riordan


Let's Add Some Nuance: Overlooked Facts About Antimicrobial Resistance
Students: Noah Simon, Teresa Medellin, Naomi Ketter, Angie Garza


Antimicrobial Resistance — Economic and Political Structures
Students: Tasnim Islam, Bennett Cleff, Adithya Ashok, Grace Nguyen


Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing
Students: Alisa Lu, Madison Patton, David Koeller, Madison Schulz