Vernier Software & Technology is committed to helping educators develop the next generation of engineers and scientists. To show our support, Vernier recognized three instructors with the Vernier Engineering Award for creative uses of Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts or engineering practices.
This year’s winners include a biomechanics course, rocket testing, electric shock drowning.
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Forrest Mims III submitted an innovative use about studying heat islands in our Fall 2013 The Caliper newsletter. He has recently published an article for MAKE Magazine about tracking heat islands with LabQuest 2.
While temperature loggers work well, they require you to note times and locations during a transect so you can analyze the data. No notes are needed with a Vernier LabQuest 2, my favorite data logger for serious heat island studies.
After making a temperature transect across a city, you can send up to 1,000 temperature measurements to Vernier, which will return a Google map with a color-coded line that indicates the temperature along the route (violet being the coolest and red the warmest).
But what if dissolved oxygen could be measured as easily as we measure temperature complete with auto-detection of the sensor and no calibration necessary? Not only would we take more DO measurements in more places, but we would also greatly expand our field of study both figuratively and literally!
Now just such a probe is now available! Vernier Technology has an Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor that uses a luminescence-based optical oxygen sensor that makes taking DO measurements so easy that students can venture into previously uncharted territory to collect data.