Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment Teaching Fundamental Concepts of Magnetic Materials in the Context of Nanoparticle Hyperthermia for Cancer Treatment
This paper describes an undergraduate laboratory experiment where students study the heating behavior of magnetic nanoparticles in the presence of alternating magnetic fields. Average score on the post-test was 45±12% for students who completed the lab online, versus 43±11% for those doing the activity hands-on. Post-test scores were significantly higher than pre-tests in both sections (p < 0.05). Results also indicate that the activity contributed to outcomes set forth by ABET, Inc. for undergraduate chemical engineering students.