This collection showcases Michigan Tech's growing number of books that are published open access. Visit the Van Pelt and Opie Library's guide to open educational resources (OERs) for more information on open access materials.
Printing 3D Models for Chemistry: A Step-by-Step Open-Source Guide for Hobbyists, Corporate Professionals, and Educators and Students in K-12 and Higher Education
Elisabeth Grace Billman-Benveniste, Jacob Franz, and Loredana Valenzano-Slough
3D-printing is a relatively inexpensive additive manufacturing method used to create tangible objects. As a relatively new technology, the true capability of 3D-printing has not yet been fully exploited, especially in academic and research/teaching settings. Through this work, 3D-printing in a classroom and research environment is employed as a tool for creation of fully customizable, three-dimensional molecular models and for the visualization of theoretical abstract concepts.
Thomas Werner, Tessa Steenwinkel, and John Jaenike
Version 2 is a major update of Version 1 and includes a bedtime story for kids.
Drosophilids of the Midwest and Northeast provides an introduction to the flies of the family Drosophilidae of the Midwest and Northeast of the United States, as well as nearby regions in Canada. The book strives to facilitate identification of most of the drosophilid species in this region and provides remarks on interesting aspects of their biology and suggestions for future research on them. The book is intended for researchers, teachers, and students wishing to discover the diversity of these flies.