MeasureNet Lands in Oxford Chemistry Laboratories
June 30th, 2008
MeasureNet was recently chosen to equip two chemistry laboratories of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The University is the sixth institution of higher learning in the state to employ MeasureNet in their science teaching laboratories.
Founded in 1809 and named after the Miami Indian Nation historically inhabiting the region, the public university is home to over 14,200 undergraduates. College rankings published in 2008 by U.S. News & World Report listed Miami University 27th among the top public universities in the nation, recognizing Miami for providing "outstanding examples of academic programs that are believed to lead to student success." Kaplan Publishing's 2005 edition of The Unofficial, Biased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges recognizes Miami as one of the country's top schools. The rankings are based on a survey of guidance counselors at public and private high schools. Miami was named one of 30 schools in the United States that offers "an education comparable to that at Ivy League universities at a fraction of the price" in the book The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Universities.
According to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry's Professor Neil Danielson, some 150 students per year will utilize the Department's two 12-station MeasureNet Networks. "First year Bachelor of Science chemistry majors laboratory (Sections CHM 153, CHM 161) will initially use the MeasureNet system for titrations and molecular spectroscopy. Some of the same experiments in the third year analytical chemistry laboratory (CHM 364) for BA chemistry majors will also be adapted for MeasureNet"
Danielson said that MeasureNet will play an active role in reforming experiments and supporting undergraduate projects. "The MeasureNet system will update titration experiments that still demonstrate important chemistry such as acid-base, precipitation, and metal complexation. In addition, it will provide individual experimentation in molecular spectroscopy. We expect some of the final 'research' projects in CHM 364 will also benefit from MeasureNet equipment use. Currently CHM 455, the advanced instrumental analysis laboratory for BS chemistry majors, has a research component in which I expect MeasureNet could be involved."
"It is a pleasure and an honor to welcome Miami of Ohio into our user community." said MeasureNet Director of Marketing Michael Kurutz. "Miami has received many accolades for academic excellence in recent years and MeasureNet will play a key role in supporting the continued quality of the Chemistry laboratory program for many years to come."
Miami joins Ohio MeasureNet users Xavier University, Lourdes College, Bowling Green State University-Firelands, Mt. Vernon Nazarene College, and the University of Cincinnati.
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. MeasureNet Ltd. is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2008.
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