Appalachian State University Chooses MeasureNet
August 1, 2008
Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina has selected MeasureNet in an upgrade of data acquisition capabilities for its Chemistry Department laboratories. The University is the first institution of higher learning in North Carolina to adopt MeasureNet.
Appalachian State's Chemistry Department boasts over 125 majors that include concentrations in forensic and pre-professional areas. Areas targeted for MeasureNet use include the Biochemistry and Quantitative Analysis Laboratories where a special focus will include influent and effluent analyses from the local waste water treatment plant.
Opened as Watauga Academy in 1899, the institution's founders were driven my the desire to educate teachers for the mountains of northwest North Carolina. The Academy became Appalachian State Teachers College in 1929 with an enrollment of over 1,300 students with many enrolling in primary school teaching programs. The University took its current name in 1967.
Successive administrations at Appalachian State since the 1970s have focused on academic excellence through the recruitment of first-rate faculty, new international studies programs, and capping resident enrollment at a maximum of 10,000 students. The results of these progressive changes have garnered regular recognition of Appalachian State in national publications such as U.S. News & World Report as one of the outstanding comprehensive universities in the Southeast and nation. The university was selected as Time Magazine's "College of The Year" in 2001.
"We are delighted to include Appalachian State University in our community of users." said MeasureNet President Robert Voorhees. "The institution's academic reputation is impressive and we're excited about the planned application of MeasureNet in a variety of engaging and topical areas of chemistry."
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 is celebrating its tenth anniversary of category-leading data acquisition in 2008.
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