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How the Price Faculty of Engineering is adapting labs during COVID-19

September 17, 2020 — 

The Price Faculty of Engineering continues to find new, innovative ways to connect students with laboratories this fall as we exercise remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For one mechanical engineering lab, students will be virtually present in the lab and controlling devices using remote desktop software while watching the results via a live stream. Although not physically in the room, each student will have the ability to conduct experiments, control hardware, run tests and see results live as they happen. While labs are ongoing, teaching assistants will be physically in the lab, adhering to social distancing guidelines, assisting students with any technical issues and to answer any questions they may have. Each student will conduct the entire experiment independently and record the data for their experiment and then prepare a lab report afterward as they would during a normal year.

We thank Ehsan Jalayeri, the technologist for the shared Control Laboratory and IT staff Trevor Mazak and Guy Jonatschick for their help in getting this lab ready for online learning. We continue to find ways to connect students virtually to labs until we can safely return to in-person instruction.

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