Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill


The increasing popularity of social media has made it possible for all manner of people to upload personal videos on the internet to be viewed by anyone free of charge. If used appropriately, useful material can be given to those that willingly seek it out. This project focused on uploading biology related laboratory technique videos on YouTube in order to reach a larger audience; providing assistance to students outside of WPI. Monitoring the usefulness of uploading videos was done by collecting the number of hits and comments the videos received. Based on the limited results it was determined that the videos were useful by providing technical help to students and professors and that YouTube can be used as good source of educational material.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology