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Cyberlearning: Materials iLab

Cyberlearning: Materials iLab

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