FEI Announces MyScope Educational Outreach Program
Product News Nov 04, 2015
FEI and the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) have joined forces to bring the joy of microscopy to the general public through MyScope™ Outreach.
“We are pleased that FEI is the first to join our MyScope™ Corporate Partner Program. With more than 60 years of microscopy innovation and leadership, FEI shares our passion and commitment to communicating the power of microscopy for discovery and solving global challenges,” states Dr. Miles Apperley, CEO, AMMRF.
MyScope Outreach will be a free, online tool designed to make microscopy education and outreach accessible to a global user community, regardless of age, educational background, or socio-economic history. It will be available in Q1 2016, and will specifically target school-age (K-12) children and their associated science education program.
“MyScope Outreach is an important part of FEI’s initiative to get more kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education,” states John Williams, FEI’s vice president of corporate marketing. “It will feature fascinating images of different kinds of samples that are ready to be explored using an interactive, virtual microscope that simulates an electron microscope.”
The AMMRF originally launched MyScope in 2011 as an online education and training tool for microscopy and microanalysis techniques. MyScope now provides global research training for more than 100,000 students, scientists and engineers annually.