Mace Lab at MHS

Mace Lab at Medford High School (06/06/16)

We visited Mr. Mernoff’s Chemistry class to lead an after school workshop on using paper-based microfluidic devices to assess the nutritional content of beverages. Syrena (left) and Dan (right) prepare drinks and assemble devices, while Kassie (center) demonstrates how to use the device and interpret results.  Charlie (in back), as usual, is just watching his students do all of the work.

Mace Lab at Brooks Elementary

Mace Lab at Brooks Elementary School (09/22/16)

We visited Brooks Elementary School (Round 1!) to give a demonstration on how we use microscopes to learn more about nature. Jess and Kassie help teach students how a microscope works using samples of cork, flowers, and puddle water to look at microbes. Then, they let students design their own experiments to understand magnification and study their environment. 3D printed pieces coming soon!

Paper Devices

Mace Lab at Brooks Elementary School (09/29/16)

We visited Brooks Elementary School (Round 2!) to give a demonstration on how to make simple analytical devices using paper and tape. Students even patterned their own filter papers using wax crayons to make three-dimensional microfluidic devices!  While our group’s interests include using paper to diagnose diseases and test for nutrients in food, the students used food coloring as a substitute.  Good job, Kassie and Jess!

We have our own YouTube Channel!  

We will use this channel as an opportunity to share our experimental methods with the broader scientific community.  Check back often as we start posting videos of demonstrations and tutorials. 

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