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STEM Ed Announcement: Citizen_Science/Easy_Lab_Activities

Don Blair
Graduate Student, Physics, UMass

"Citizen Science/Easy Lab Activities"

October 1, 2013

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.