Event Title

"Thinking outside the Box": Visualization of analytical processes

Mentor 1

Anja Blecking

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

29-4-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

29-4-2016 3:30 PM

Description

Mass spectrometers are a common analytical piece of equipment used in chemical and biochemical research. The method is used to measure the mass of very small particles in atomic mass units. Measurement results are given as a vertical graph and are fairly easy to interpret. However, it has been found that students often do not have a good understanding of how the instrument really works which is just as important as the analysis itself. This project describes the design of a hands on learning experience, modeling the processes occurring in a MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry. The final product, a 3-dimensional model, will contain movable and removable part and is meant for high-school and also undergraduate level students. It will be the first prototype of a series of analytic equipment.

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Apr 29th, 1:30 PM Apr 29th, 3:30 PM

"Thinking outside the Box": Visualization of analytical processes

Union Wisconsin Room

Mass spectrometers are a common analytical piece of equipment used in chemical and biochemical research. The method is used to measure the mass of very small particles in atomic mass units. Measurement results are given as a vertical graph and are fairly easy to interpret. However, it has been found that students often do not have a good understanding of how the instrument really works which is just as important as the analysis itself. This project describes the design of a hands on learning experience, modeling the processes occurring in a MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry. The final product, a 3-dimensional model, will contain movable and removable part and is meant for high-school and also undergraduate level students. It will be the first prototype of a series of analytic equipment.