Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Soar With MeasureNet
March 31, 2007
The Chemistry Department of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee has selected MeasureNet to update data acquisition capabilities in its General Chemistry Laboratories. Former Department Chair Professor Scott Northrup and his colleague Professor Thomas Furtsch will spearhead MeasureNet's integration into the first-year curriculum. MeasureNet networks are replacing calculator-based interfaces used by students over the past decade.
First opening its doors as Dixie College in 1912, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute began its early life with just 13 faculty members and 19 students in 1916. The original campus began as a daisy field of 18 undeveloped acres, an administrative building, and two dormitories. The town of Cookeville served as a whistle stop for locomotives on the Tennessee Central Railroad between Nashville and Knoxville in those early days and its said that faculty would greet students at the train depot to escort them to the school. Today, the university has grown to 87 buildings on a 235-acre campus with 370 faculty and nearly 8,000 students (2006).
U.S. News & World Report ranked Tennessee Tech University as one of the top eleven public universities in the South in its 2007 America's Best Colleges guide. Placed in the top ranking for five years, the University remains the only Tennessee school to be ranked as a Top Public University in the South according to the guide. Tennessee Tech also was rated by The Princeton Review as a "Best Southeastern College" in 2006 for the third time. It was one of four public institutions in the state to garner the rating. Top quality academics, low cost and exceptional financial aid service earned TTU a spot in the 2007 America's Best Value Colleges guidebook published by the Princeton Review and Random House.
"Tennessee Tech is a greatly admired institution with a growing reputation and we're please to have them as partners," says MeasureNet President Robert Voorhees. "We congratulate Scott Northrup and his colleagues on their decision and admire their foresight and tenacity. We'd also like to thank Chair Professor Jeffery Boles for his assistance and support."
MeasureNet installations now stretch across from east to west in the Volunteer State and include other institutions such as Tennessee State, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and the University of Memphis.
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, gas chromatograph and HPLC connectivity, and an array of innovative probeware. Its acclaimed intuitive design provides improved transparency to enable better science-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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