California's Mt. San Antonio Mounties March to MeasureNet
February 14, 2006
The Chemistry Department of Mt. San Antonio College of Walnut, California has adopted MeasureNet for three major teaching laboratories in its new state-of-the-art laboratory facility. Located in suburban Los Angeles, the school is one of the largest community colleges in California with a combined 2004-5 enrollment of over 38,000 students. Founded in 1946, Mt. SAC's culturally-diverse campus offers over 200 degree and certificate programs on an expansive 400-acre campus
The advanced program was a first adopter of integrated laboratory data acquisition technology. Mt. SAC was one of the initial users of the LabWorks® interface in the late 1980s and in recent times has used calculator-based (CBL) interfaces. The department's Eileen DiMauro commented that main reasons for adopting MeasureNet included "versatility, ease of use, high precision and accuracy, probeware selection, and the ability to perform data acquisitions without PCs at each student workstation."
"Everyone at MeasureNet is pleased to have Mt. SAC on board" commented MeasureNet President Robert Voorhees. "Their program is well known for its energy, enthusiasm, and achievement both in Southern California and beyond. Many Mt. SAC faculty members are experienced veterans with electronic data acquisition. Their selection of MeasureNet is a testament to the package of advantages we bring to the lab versus PC and calculator-based systems."
Four networks with some forty-eight MeasureNet stations will be deployed in laboratories performing experiments that include pH titrations, kinetics colorimetry, and freezing point depressions.
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 universities, community colleges, high schools, and vocational training centers across the United States and around the world.
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