Northwestern Ohio College Joins MeasureNet Community
December 21, 2005
Lourdes College of Sylvania, Ohio has chosen MeasureNet to equip its chemistry department laboratories. Lourdes is a coeducational liberal arts college sponsored by the Roman Catholic Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania. Degrees offered include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Individualized Studies, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate in Arts, Master of Education, and Master of Organizational Leadership. Located in suburban Toledo, the college's 89-acre wooded campus is home to nearly 1,800 students. Some 64% of these students are considered "non-traditional" with full-time employments and/or children. Typical classes are attractively small, averaging just 15 students per course section.
“Lourdes adoption is a reminder that you don't have to be a large program like Oregon State, Virginia Tech, or College of Dupage to benefit from MeasureNet's PC-reducing design," explains Michael Kurutz, MeasureNet's Director of Marketing. "At the end of their decision-making process, I know that instructors believed MeasureNet would enable students to better focus on chemistry without the distraction of a more complex interface."
Elizabeth Wise was the faculty point person charged with choosing a data acquisition solution for the Lourdes laboratories. Wise holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and her popular Chemistry of Art class provides an alternative approach for non-science majors to explore chemistry without the level of intimidation sometimes experienced in traditional general chemistry courses (Read article in the Toledo Blade).
Lourdes is the second northwestern Ohio college to adopt MeasureNet in the second half of 2005. Bowling Green State University-Firelands began MeasureNet-based instruction in the fall quarter.
MeasureNet Technology Ltd. manufactures patented, network-based data acquisition interfaces for science teaching laboratories. It is a spin-off of the University of Cincinnati's Department of Chemistry and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Measurenet's award-winning, PC-reducing design helps reduce laboratory maintenance and operational costs while giving students access to high quality shared UV-vis spectroscopy and an array of innovative probeware. It's acclaimed intuitive design provides improved transparency to enable better science-focused, not technology-focused, learning. Winner of the Ohio Governor's Award For Excellence in Energy Efficiency, MeasureNet networks are found in university, community college, high school, and vocational training centers across the United States and around the world.
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