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Development of an At-home Metal Corrosion Laboratory Experiment for STEM Outreach in Biomaterials During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

End Date

July 19, 2022

Conference Session

Virtual Instruction of Chemical Engineering Courses

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Chemical Engineering

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14

DOI

10.18260/1-2--36966

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Christopher James Panebianco Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-8683-5743

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Christopher J. Panebianco, B.Eng., is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). He earned his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union in 2016. His research focuses on developing novel biomaterials for repairing injured intervertebral discs. He has been a Teaching Assistant at ISMMS and The Cooper Union for 3 years, and has a strong interest in teaching and research in his future career.

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James C. Iatridis Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-2186-0590

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James C. Iatridis, Ph.D. is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). His research applies strong biomechanical principles to the development of novel treatments for painful intervertebral disc degeneration. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Mechanical Engineering and was Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Vermont before joining ISMMS in 2010.

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Jennifer Weiser The Cooper Union

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Dr. Jennifer Weiser is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2006). She received her M.S. (2010) and Ph.D. (2012) in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University. She completed an NSF post-doctoral fellowship in Biomedical Engineering from Yale University (2017). Previously, she was employed as an exploratory medicinal chemist for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and as the lead research scientist at a biomedical start-up. Jennifer joined the Chemical Engineering Faculty at The Cooper Union in 2017.

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Abstract

Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many universities and outreach programs have switched to online learning platforms, which inhibits students from completing formative hands-on experiments. To address this, we developed a series of at-home experiments for undergraduate engineering students and adapted one of these experiments for outreach purposes. This experiment was well received by middle school students in the Young Eisner Scholars (YES) Program and resulted in significant learning gains by pre/post-test assessment. Additionally, students showed enhanced attitudes toward science after completing their at-home experiments, as measured by pre/post-surveys. These results motivate the use of similar at-home experiments with virtual instruction to remotely teach engineering concepts to diverse, underserved communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Panebianco, C. J., & Iatridis, J. C., & Weiser, J. (2021, July), Development of an At-home Metal Corrosion Laboratory Experiment for STEM Outreach in Biomaterials During the Covid-19 Pandemic Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36966

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