My Booklist

  • The book list provided below is a good resource for you when trying to select a book for your on-going self improvement and learning through reading texts of your choice.  Your goal is to always have a book you are reading and to bring it with you wherever you go, just like your planner or your cell may even be reading several books at once ON your cell phone!  There is not reason to not explore the world through the written word.  As Engineers, your broad knowledge base and intellectual curiosity and love of learning will serve you well throughout your life.  

    The books are organized by groups for easy reference. Simply click on the book title link to view additional information.
    If you have not already explored the reading library in MyON, you should log in to Clever and check it out!  There are many ways to filter your search to find books at the appropriate level for you.  
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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    by Rebecca Skloot Year Published: Average
    This important work of non-fiction was authored by an inquiring mind who first learned about HeLA cells in her Community College Biology class. Based on the true story of a woman by the name of Henrietta Lacks, this book explores the ethics of major scientific research and experimentation which led to the creation of HeLA cells, attributed to many major medical breakthroughs since the 1950s. HeLa cells are found in nearly every research lab in the world and originated in cultured biopsies from Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman who died of cervical cancer in Baltimore in 1951. Her family never knew that her cells were cultivated and grown in cultures, leading to amazing discoveries and cures.
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