11,586 users worldwide have run nearly 16,643 experiments to date
• iLabs are online experimental tools that allow pre-college and college students to access scientific instruments housed at universities to conduct experiments via the internet.
• Use of iLabs has been shown to improve student inquiry skills and experimental design skills resulting in more authentic scientific investigations
• A curriculum for middle school students is being finalized using samples provided by Northwestern University/Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS))
NU-MRSEC collaborates with the Office of STEM Educational Partnership to develop a materials-themed iLab connected to the X-ray powder
diffractometer located in the NU-MRSEC X-Ray Diffraction Facility