GEOG C179B, GC-Maker Lab II: Instrument Development

Catalog Description: In the environmental and biological sciences, one of the biggest challenges in transitioning from student to researcher is learning how to measure something without an off-the-shelf device. This course will involve the actual building a gas chromatograph (GC) system for environmental research. In addition, we will provide the option of building a mini datalogging sensor for measuring basic environmental parameters using the Arduino platform. This course offered in the spring semester is only open to those who have taken this first semester course (c179A), which covers the fundamental skills required to undertake this project. This class is designed for upper division undergraduates to early graduate students.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: Chem 3AL, GC-Maker Lab I (fall semester)


Fall and/or Spring: 15 weeks - 6 hours of laboratory per week

Grading Basis: Letter

Final Exam Status: Alternative to final exam

Also Listed As: ESPM C179B

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