The University of Tulsa's Department of Physics and Engineering Physics has integrated OriginLab data analysis and graphing software into its physics instrumentation lab course.
The department at the university, in the state of Oklahoma, uses Origin software to help students develop data analysis and presentation skills that will benefit them in their professional engineering and research careers. The aim is to help students better understand and practice data analysis, a critical step between collecting data and reporting results.
Alexei Grigoriev, assistant professor in the department, has previously used Origin in his research in experimental condensed matter physics. He recently incorporated the graphing and data analysis software into his lab course to teach students the basics of scientific programming, experimental data fitting, system behaviour simulation, and data presentation all in one environment.
'Origin allows our students to integrate three major components of engineering and research – data collection, analysis and reporting – in a single environment,' says Dr Grigoriev.
'I don’t know any other software that would allow such a high degree of integration while remaining a very intuitive, robust and flexible solution. By giving students hands-on experiences with Origin, The University of Tulsa is better preparing them for research and data presentation in their graduate and professional careers.'
'We are thrilled that Dr Grigoriev is using Origin to help train his students on data presentation and research,' said C.P. Yang, OriginLab’s founder and CEO. 'At OriginLab, we highly appreciate the support and feedback we receive from the academic community, and we are always looking for ways to improve Origin to better meet the needs of future scientists and engineers.'