Brigham Young University assistant professor Jason Hansen can no longer offer glasses of artificial urine to his physiology students.
Assistant professor Jason Hansen has been told to just explain the lesson next time rather than offering a mixture of water with vinegar and food coloring and calling it urine, Dixon Woodbury, chair of BYU's department of physiology and developmental biology, said Wednesday in a statement.
Hansen will not be disciplined.
Hansen said in a statement that he didn't mean to offend anyone when he recently offered a student the chance to drink urine in class to learn about the principles of hydration and dehydration. The woman didn't know it was fake urine. The second-year professor says he has done the same exercise in the past with no complaints.
"This is usually a fun way to teach this concept to the class," Hansen said in an email.