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, student and instructor materials, and we've published in JCE and given several workshops to train over 60 faculty members in how to incorporate MICRO labs into quantitative analysis courses.
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.