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University courses using works by Eric Drexler

The following is a partial listing of past and current university courses using works by Eric Drexler. (To add a listing or request more information, please contact rosa at geographicengine dot com.)


Courses using Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation by K. Eric Drexler, NY: John-Wiley and Sons:

Engineering – “PME5170: Thermofluidics in Bio-MEMS” MEMS Institute, National Tsing Hua University, Hsin-chu, Taiwan.

Applied Physics and Instrumentation – “Nanotechnology” Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Engineering – “ME125AH: Micro Engineering Systems” University of California, Santa Barbara.

Mechanical Engineering – “ME 597: Introduction to Nanotechnology (graduate course)” Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Computer Science – “CS590C: Computational Nanotechnology” Purdue University.

Computer Science – “CS549: Nanorobotics” Graduate program of the Programmable Automation Laboratory, University of Southern California.

Physics/Chemistry – “Physics 801/Chem 801: Nanostructures: Materials and Interfaces” University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Engineering Physics – “EMA 601: Micro and Nano-scale Mechanics” University of Wisconsin, Madison


Courses using Engines of Creation: the Coming Era of Nanotechnology [full text online] by K. Eric Drexler, NY: Anchor Press, 1986.

University Scholars Programme, Physical & Chemical Technologies – “UPC2206: Nanoscale Science and Technology” National University of Singapore.

Bioethics Project – “EP&E 439: The Ethics and Policy of New Technologies” Yale University.

Science & Technology Studies – “STS 201: Nanotechnology and Society” University of Wisconsin, Madison.

School of Leadership Studies – “LMSF 621: Classic Texts” Regent University.

School of Leadership Studies – “LMSF 617: Human Futures” Regent University.

College of Media Arts & Design – “DIGM 475: Future of Digital” Media Drexel University.

Law and Justice Studies – “JUS 200: Technological Change and Social Justice” Arizona State University School of Justice Studies.

General Studies – “Core 105: Nanotechnology” Colgate University.

Earth and Ocean Sciences – “EOS 122: The Earth and Planets Today” Duke University.

Environmental Engineering – “EOS 125: The Future” Duke University.

Education – “EME 6051: Models of Learning and Instruction” Florida Atlantic University Department of Educational Technology and Research.

Computer Science – “C322: Exercises in Cultural Simulation” Hamilton College (NY).

Education – “CIE 480: Technology and Multimedia in Schools” University of Illinois, Chicago.

Engineering – “CEE371: Philosophy of Engineering” Johns Hopkins University.

Education and Psychology – “EDPE 660: Artificial Intelligence in Education” McGill University, Canada.

Biology – BIO 3000: Topics in Advances in Biology” Metro State College, Denver.

Physics – “ID1:  Nanotechnology in Science and Fiction” Pomona College, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

English – “ENG350:379:1: Computers and Literature” Rutgers University.

Law School – “LS 644: Legal Issues of the 21st Century” Santa Clara University School of Law.

Law School – “288-0-01: Ideas vs. Matter: The Code in Tiny Spaces” Stanford University (taught by Lawrence Lessig and Steve Jurvetson).

Engineering – “Nanoelectronics and Photonics” University of Durham (United Kingdom).

School of Information – “SI 621: Ethics, Values, and Information Dilemmas” University of Michigan, School of Information.

Physics – “Physics 381: Directed Readings in Nanoelectronics Science and Technology” and “Physics 308: Transmission Electron Microscopy” University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Physics – “Physics 006D: Handcrafting in the Nano World: Building Models and Manipulating Molecules” University of North Carolina.

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, – “ChE5480: Integration of High-Performance Computing in Nanotechnology” University of Oklahoma.

English – “SPCH512: Arguments in Science and Technology” University of South Carolina (Engines of Creation, and Chemical & Engineering News “Point/Counterpoint”, 1 Dec 2003 cover story, Drexler-Smalley debate).

Chemistry – “Chem 171: Chemical Nanotechnology” Wabash College (Engines of Creation, and Chemical & Engineering News “Point/Counterpoint”).

Applied Physics and Instrumentation – “Nanotechnology” Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland.


Courses using other works by Eric Drexler:

Computer Science – “CNS/CS/BI 288:DNA and Molecular Computation” California Institute of Technology (Drexler, K. E. Molecular engineering: An approach to the development of general capabilities for molecular manipulation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 78:5275-5278, 1981).

Nanobiotechnology – “AEP663/BIOG663/MSE563: Nanobiotechnology” Nanobiotechnology Center of Cornell University and other participating institutions including: SUNY-Albany, Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Tennessee, Clark Atlanta University, North Dakota State (Chemical & Engineering News “Point/Counterpoint”).

Interdisciplinary Studies – “O4S 10A: Nanotechnology and Nanoscience: Exploring the Difference between Science and Engineering”  Dartmouth College.  Various monographs.

Computer Science – “CS 103: History of Computing” George Mason University  (web essays and lecture tape, “Hypertext Publishing and the Evolution of Knowledge”, by K Eric Drexler in Social Intelligence 1: 87-120, (1991).

MBA – “15.575: Research Seminar on Information, Technology and Organizations: Economic Perspectives” The Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Agoric Open System Papers [1, 2, 3], Mark S. Miller and K E Drexler in The Ecology of Computation, B. Huberman, editor, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1988).

Public Policy – “SPP744: Information Networks Policy” University of Michigan, School of Public Policy (Agoric Open System Papers).

Management, MBA program – “MAN385/MIS381: Strategic Analysis for High-Technology Industries”, McCombs School of Business, UT Austin (Unbounding the Future by K. Eric Drexler, Chris Peterson, and Gayle Pergamit, NY: William Morrow and Co. 1991).

English – “ENSP482: Theory and Practice of Hypertext, University of Virginia (“Hypertext Publishing and the Evolution of Knowledge”).

Computer Science – “CS603: Introduction to Nanotechnology” University of Western Michigan.  (Unbounding the Future).