MICRO: educational applications
Through the MICRO project with Kim Frederick at Skidmore College, Renee Cole at University of Iowa, and Vince Remcho at Oregon State, we've been developing paper analytical devices for quantitative analytical lab use. The devices were designed for use outside a laboratory setting (hello, COVID-19!) and come with a whole framework of pedagogical support, such as videos about how to set up and use the devices, suggested learning goals, assessments, and student and instructor materials. All these materials are free and are provided in formats that allow instructors to modify them to suit their course needs. See our publication in JCE . Print files for the microfluidic cards are also available free, bu for instructors who don't have their own wax printer, MICRO devices can be bought from this site (as of Sept. 2021)
The map below, created by Rachel Roller, shows locations where these devices have been implemented in college and university chemistry courses. Point your cursor at any of the dots to see which institution it represents.