LabArchives x Vernier: a total lab course solution

In the past few weeks, we’ve spoken with instructors from North Carolina, Virginia, California and Pennsylvania. Despite different subjects, course sizes, and geographic locations, these instructors all recognise that COVID-19 is shaking up higher education. The pandemic has forced them to rethink how they deliver authentic education. Experimentation, a core component of STEM courses, is … Continue reading LabArchives x Vernier: a total lab course solution

You asked for ‘copy’ workflows and we built them!

If you use a paper lab notebook you've probably gone through the pain of writing and re-writing steps for experiments you frequently repeat. If you're an instructor, you know that getting students to manually copy protocols can be like pulling teeth. Whether you're researching, teaching or learning the scientific method there are many scenarios where … Continue reading You asked for ‘copy’ workflows and we built them!

Circadian rhythms at the cellular level

Shihoko Kojima found her high school science classes interesting, but what she really wanted to chase was research. Put simply, she thought it sounded really cool.  “I wanted to do something different,” she said, “I didn’t want to wear business attire or work in a small office everyday. Research sounded like a way to achieve … Continue reading Circadian rhythms at the cellular level

The 1st experiment: digital lab notebooks

Every job requires a certain set of building block skills. Musicians read notes. Doctors write prescriptions. Builders read blueprints. Developers write code. These tasks become second nature to those who do them. Taking the time to master the essentials, however, usually pays off in the long run. The same holds for scientists. They experiment and … Continue reading The 1st experiment: digital lab notebooks

Doctor Who as data: fandom as a coping mechanism

Time lord, jack-of-all-trades and extra-terrestrial - Doctor Who is an undeniable piece of British pop culture. The show's main character, the Doctor, offers a heroism and never-ending arc that have been winning viewers over since 1963. Hannah Gunderman, Cultural Geographer and Research Data Management Consultant at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, studies the show. Her research … Continue reading Doctor Who as data: fandom as a coping mechanism