Projects Underway

MVCC Open Physics Lab

Derrick Stevens

Project Team
  • Shahida Dar, Mohawk Valley Community College

Mohawk Valley Community College


Tier Three

Project Abstract:

This project will pilot an Open Physics Lab at MVCC for use by any institution or individual. The Open Physics Lab will provide remote access through the web to physical experiments housed at MVCC similar to those used in introductory physics courses. Students and educators will be able to control the experiments remotely and collect data for analysis. As content and courses push to be more open and accessible, laboratory sciences face the problem of bringing the laboratory experience to their students. This project aims to provide that experience in an easily accessible and flexible manner. As these experiments will be fully automated, use may occur from any location at anytime 24/7. In accessing this project, the project coordinators are interested in how the use of a remote lab in physics courses compares to a more traditional setting, and how access to a remote lab may benefit all students in physics courses of any structure.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)