Presentation Title

The Effects of paper microfluidics research into the undergraduate curriculum at Cal State LA

Faculty Mentor

Frank Gomez

Start Date

18-11-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 1:45 PM

Location

9-239

Session

Physical Sciences 4

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

With support of the W. M. Keck Foundation’s Undergraduate Education Program, the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biology at Cal State LA are engaging hundreds of students annually in the interdisciplinary field of paper microfluidics by developing, integrating, and linking this technology into the laboratory components of the following courses: General Chemistry, Introductory Biology, and Quantitative Analysis. With the integration of microfluidic research into undergraduate laboratory courses, students are able to engage in research experiences that prepare them for a future in STEM. Undergraduate students who are involved in the course-based research experiences focus on the design, development, and application of microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (µPADs). µPADs have been established as promising multiplex platforms advantageous over other analytical devices through its low cost and simple operation. µPAD technologies allow for the development of reproducible point-of-care (POC) diagnostics devices. Fabrication of µPADs has evolved in part due to previous research that allows for better control of the design and production of µPADs. This work demonstrates the simplicity in the fabrication of µPAD devices and how the technology has been integrated into an academic setting.

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The Effects of paper microfluidics research into the undergraduate curriculum at Cal State LA

9-239

With support of the W. M. Keck Foundation’s Undergraduate Education Program, the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biology at Cal State LA are engaging hundreds of students annually in the interdisciplinary field of paper microfluidics by developing, integrating, and linking this technology into the laboratory components of the following courses: General Chemistry, Introductory Biology, and Quantitative Analysis. With the integration of microfluidic research into undergraduate laboratory courses, students are able to engage in research experiences that prepare them for a future in STEM. Undergraduate students who are involved in the course-based research experiences focus on the design, development, and application of microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (µPADs). µPADs have been established as promising multiplex platforms advantageous over other analytical devices through its low cost and simple operation. µPAD technologies allow for the development of reproducible point-of-care (POC) diagnostics devices. Fabrication of µPADs has evolved in part due to previous research that allows for better control of the design and production of µPADs. This work demonstrates the simplicity in the fabrication of µPAD devices and how the technology has been integrated into an academic setting.