Development of Inexpensive Hands-On Mechanics Laboratory Exercises for the Web and Around the World

My undergraduate thesis was on developing low-cost hands-on lab exercises for introductory physics to be used both in low-income classrooms and online classes. Working with a Dr. Ted Ducas, we developed and tested three suites of laboratory exercises on pendulums, inclined planes and rubber bands (springs). No experiment costs more than 75 cents and uses only universally found household goods, a clock, and a measuring stick. Our exercises have been distributed to university professors in Haiti to be used in their classrooms and has been put on the eGranary Digital Library to be used in areas without internet in underserved populations. I spoke about my experience in digital learning and on my thesis at the LINC 2016 conference. A copy of my thesis can be found here.