Fall 2021 - God I loved this class. It made materials science in bioengineering incredibly accessible. Kasko is delightful, incredibly invested in advancing underrepresented students, and extremely welcoming. I was seriously thinking of quitting bioE before she really changed my mind. Now I feel very confident in my abilities! This class is taught flipped classroom style, where you have to watch ~1 hour of lecture before coming in. Most classes are not two hours long even though the course is scheduled for that (because it goes for 2 hours for the last two weeks for group presentations). There is no weekly homework, but instead a group project at the end (not the easiest, but doable and you learn a lot), a midterm, and a final. Protip as someone who got an A on both midterm and final: review the TA review slides basically to the point of memorization, spend a lot of time on the practice test, and take careful notes in discussion. You'll be chillin. :))
Spring 2016 - Do not take. There are other BE electives out there with far less work. There was a project(proposal) in this class about drug delivery and the requirements were highly unclear. Additionally, the slides were horrible and did not prepare you for the exams. Just do yourself a favor and take a different elective.
Winter 2022 - i'll echo everything the 2012 review said and give an updated one: she's very accommodating and kind, very engaging as a lecturer, and I enjoyed this class a lot. The only difference from the old review is that attendance is required in discussion (and while not required in class, if you don't attend you might be missing out on important stuff), with weekly very easy homework assignments basically proving you did in fact read the journal articles for discussion. Also, the final isn't guaranteed take-home (she might this year though because of covid; she's quite flexible).