Tuesday STEM Talk with Don Blair: Citizen Science/Easy Lab Activities

Event Details

October 1, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall

Room: 138

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Marie Silver

A short introduction to the vast array of inexpensive, easy-to-use 'open source hardware' and open source software that can be employed in K-12 education, academic research labs, and in environmental monitoring.  Examples will include simple ways of measuring temperature, pressure, and humidity using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi electronics platforms.  Also: an overview of the work of Public Laboratory (http://publiclab.org) and the use of kite and balloon aerial imagery, DIY spectroscopy, and near-infrared photography in citizen science."

Event Category

Lecture/Talk Physics