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Lab-on-a-chip workshop activities for secondary school students

Esfahani, Mohammad M. N.; Tarn, Mark D.; Choudhury, Tahmina A.; Hewitt, Laura C.; Mayo, Ashley J.; Rubin, Theodore A.; Waller, Mathew R.; Christensen, Martin G.; Dawson, Amy; Pamme, Nicole


Mohammad M. N. Esfahani

Mark D. Tarn

Tahmina A. Choudhury

Laura C. Hewitt

Ashley J. Mayo

Theodore A. Rubin

Mathew R. Waller

Martin G. Christensen

Amy Dawson

Nicole Pamme


The ability to engage and inspire younger generations in novel areas of science is important for bringing new researchers into a burgeoning field, such as lab-on-a-chip. We recently held a lab-on-a-chip workshop for secondary school students, for which we developed a number of hands-on activities that explained various aspects of microfluidic technology, including fabrication (milling and moulding of microfluidic devices, and wax printing of microfluidic paper-based analytical devices, so-called μPADs), flow regimes (gradient formation via diffusive mixing), and applications (tissue analysis and μPADs). Questionnaires completed by the students indicated that they found the workshop both interesting and informative, with all activities proving successful, while providing feedback that could be incorporated into later iterations of the event.


Esfahani, M. M. N., Tarn, M. D., Choudhury, T. A., Hewitt, L. C., Mayo, A. J., Rubin, T. A., …Pamme, N. (2016). Lab-on-a-chip workshop activities for secondary school students. Biomicrofluidics, 10(1), Article 011301.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 9, 2016
Online Publication Date Feb 2, 2016
Publication Date Feb 2, 2016
Deposit Date Jan 19, 2016
Publicly Available Date Nov 23, 2017
Journal Biomicrofluidics
Electronic ISSN 1932-1058
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1
Article Number 011301
Keywords Fluidic devices, Polymers, Tissue engineering, Milling, Tissues
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Additional Information The following article appeared in Biomicrofluidics, 2016, v.10, and may be found at;jsessionid=1jllspdfcfusp.x-aip-live-02.


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©2017 University of Hull<br /> <br /> The following article appeared in Biomicrofluidics, 2016, v.10, and may be found at http://scitation.aip.or.../10/1/10.1063/1.4940884;jsessionid=1jllspdfcfusp.x-aip-live-02.

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