The Student Enabled Network of Sensors for the Environment using Innovative Technology (SENSE IT)

Sensors are everywhere. From smart phones, automobiles and appliances, sensors are integrated into objects we use every day. Sensors are also vital to studying the environment. Sensor based environmental research projects offer a highly engaging, interdisciplinary approach to teaching students a multitude of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills.

SENSE IT brings real world environmental sensor networks into the classroom. SENSE IT challenges students to construct and deploy sensors and interpret data from their own sensor network for monitoring water quality. SENSE IT integrates fundamental STEM principles while introducing sensors and wireless technology in the context of protecting local waterways.