Modeling the Molecular World II:

Designing Instructional Materials for the


June 23-27, 2014

Course Directors: Shannon Colton, Gina Vogt and Margaret Franzen


In this advanced course, participants use the computer visualization program Jmol to design a model of a biomolecule related to a current research topic and then build that model using the rapid prototyping machines available at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Working as a team, participants research a particular topic to develop an understanding of the Molecular Story involving the biomolecule of interest. In addition to designing a physical model of the biomolecule, teams can further develop the Molecular Story by creating additional "thinking tools" using Mini-Toobers, bioinformatics resources or other available modeling resources.

Online Application

For more information about this course, contact Shannon Colton at or call (414) 277-2824