World Wide Student Laboratory


DiscoverLab and WWSL News

January 26, 2007

 We are relocating the central server and Cosmic Ray setup from Florida to California. During the relocation, some WWSL services and materials will be not available. Sorry for any inconvenience.

June 8, 2004

      Ocean Optics, Inc.’s (OOI) “WWSL-Enabled™”, USB2000 Spectrometer has been successfully deployed for trial service on the WWSL in a Solar Radiometry Experiment. As part of the WWSL, the experiment will eventually be accessible to students and professors around the world, and, will serve as an introduction to OOI’s spectrometry products.

February 4, 2004

      Ocean Optics, Inc.(OOI), a leading manufacturer of light spectrometers, fiber optics, and other optic equipment, agrees to become part of the WWSL by making one if its spectrometers, “WWSL Enabled™”. OOI will also host a WWSL Solar Radiometry experiment.

January 11, 2004

      As part of the transition from a trial system to a fully implemented infrastructure, including expansion of our service capacity and availability, the WWSL portal server was upgraded. The upgrade will allow us to begin serving thousands of customers and provide the degree of scalability that will support the WWSL into the future.

November 14, 2003

      A new Cosmic Ray experiment module was commissioned at the Florida facility and was made available for lab time on the Cosmic Ray Topical Group. The Cosmic Ray Topical Group now includes three modules, one in Florida, one in Oregon, and one in Moscow.

July 19, 2003

      Having established the WWSL viability under the NSF Phase I SBIR Grant, DiscoverLab was reincorporated as a Florida corporation to further develop and operate the WWSL.

July 14, 2003

      The Phase I NSF SBIR Grant "World Wide Student Laboratory" was successfully completed.

June 10,2003

      The new portal of Cosmic Ray, Statistics and Stochastic Processes Topical Center was launched for trial service.

May 20, 2003

      A survey designed to gather opinions about the WWSL approach from university professors who either use were likely to use remote laboratories was conducted. Fourteen professors of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, from four US and Russian Universities participated. Results indicated that there was strong support for continuing the development and implementation of the WWSL.

April 7, 2003

      The new Cosmic Ray lab module with a four-channel telescope for Cosmic Ray, Statistics and Stochastic Processes Topical Center at Florida site was brought online for trial service.

December 11, 2002

      The Phase I SBIR Grant "World Wide Student Laboratory" was awarded by the National Science Foundation.