ABOUT Smoky Mountain Scientific

Smoky Mountain Scientific is a 501( c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to advancing scientific education.

 

MEET OUR TEAM: 

Yeah, just one dude selling stuff out of his house. 



NOT QUITTING MY DAY JOB

No, this is not my day job. By day, I'm a mild mannered chemistry professor.  Doing my best to stamp out the ignorance that runs rampant in my little corner of paradise.   Problem is, my employer can't get involved in commercial enterprises so I was stuck starting SmokyMtSci.  Truth be told, it is kind of fun and hopefully I won't lose too much money, get fired, or go to tax jail.

 

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

This guy named Ben and I designed the WheeStat potentiostat and I want to put it out there for other people to use. At first, I thought that if I published the design, people would make their own.  That didn't happen.  Instead, people kept asking if they could buy one. I tried to get my employer interested in building and selling these but they said no.

WHAT ABOUT SUPPORT?
If you need help with a project that looks like traditional academics (research, education, community service), then I might be able to help you out as part of my day job. 

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PARTNERS

PUBLIC LAB

 

I'm involved with a non-profit called the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (also called Public Lab or PLOTS). Here is a link to their home page

LAST EVENT

2014 Atlanta Maker Faire, First weekend in October, 2014, Atlanta, GA

 

2014 SE Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nasheville, TN

 

2013 Atlanta Mini-Maker Faire, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.

 

2013 OSHWA Meeting- Open Source Hardware Association annual meeting, MIT, Cambridge MA.