I wholeheartedly recommend this class to any Temple students reading this, and for anyone outside of Temple to explore the topic more fully! If you found this stuff interesting, I suggest picking up the book that guided our discussions in class and that also had an influence on this blog, The Gecko's Foot. I learned a great deal while researching for class and this blog, and I'm definitely not done yet! My blog will continue to exist and feature bioinspired ideas, but my focus will no longer be exclusively on this.
Exploring this new interdisciplinary field was made all the more better with collaboration between biologists and bioengineers. I enjoyed meeting all of these folks very much, and it added a lot to the discussion to have multiple viewpoints! So thank you engineers! For your perspective, for sharing your fancy building with comfy lumbar-supportive chairs, and, most of all, for sharing a ton of free pizza after that one seminar. I have been since informed that this was a rare occurrence and not the norm, but I will continue to dream of a reality where you and I can coexist with piles of pizza, even if we only got to share that one perfect day.