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."
STEM seminars are held at 4PM on the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the academic year in Hasbrouck 138. Everyone is welcome; no reservations are needed, and there is no charge. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.