Environmental Sensing & Sampling with low-cost, open-source technologies
Exploratory Studies Major (College of Arts & Sciences)
Adam Ward (O'Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs)
The student will lead the development of a low-cost environmental sensor to be tested at the IU Research and Teaching Preserve. Students will learn to build, program, calibrate, and deploy a sensor of their design. Learn 3D printing, CNC machining, basic electronics skills, and hydrologic science. Students will work with a collaborative team in the Environmental Sensing and Sampling Lab at IU, run by PI Adam Ward.
Technology or Computational Component
Students can elect to modify an existing platform (e.g., add a new sensor to an existing project, such as adding a pH sensor to an existing water quality device) or develop a new sensor for a project of their choosing. Students will learn 3-D printing, CNC machining, basic electronics design and soldering, and gain experience in the design and construction of environmental sensors.