U alum, prof use smartphones for chemistry



By Katelyn Faulks, Minnesota Daily

“Students are using their cellphones to do classical chemistry experiments, a technique that could save high schools thousands of dollars.

University of Minnesota alumnus Eric Kehoe and associate chemistry professor Lee Penn developed the technique to evaluate a liquid’s concentration by simply taking a photo with a smartphone.

Penn has used the technique for the past two years in her freshman honors seminar, and Kehoe, who is a chemistry teacher at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School, has used it in his classes.”

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