Phelma students experience DIY labs
Categorie(s) : Education, News
Published : 1 October 2019
Students majoring in Electrochemistry and Processes for Energy and the Environment at Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school are experiencing new do-it-yourself (DIY) labs this year. They are working with three pilot systems (distillation, convection, and conduction) equipped with a wide range of instruments—all hooked up to simulation software. Students must choose their own experiments, come up with and complete their own protocols, and compare the lab results with the simulated results. A faculty member supervises their experiments and makes sure that everyone is working safely.
The DIY labs were created as part of DIYChE, a project financed by IDEX Education, an instrument of the French government’s economic stimulus package. Faculty from Phelma, IUT1, and the Grenoble-Alps University Chemistry Department helped develop the workshops, and versions modified to suit the different curricula will be offered to students from all three schools. For students at Phelma, a project can take up to seven four-hour lab classes to complete.