ICenter NEWS & EVENTS
- The Instrumentation Center, along with Jaime Navarrete of Crown Battery, welcomed students from Tiffin Middle School's eighth grade advanced science class! Below is the picture and update we received from Jaime:
Mr. Jim Mason, Tiffin Middle School Science Teacher, and six students from his advanced science class visited the Instrumentation Lab at University of Toledo on Saturday Jan. 16, 2016. The students, assisted by Dr. Pannee Burckel, used an SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) to view various samples at high magnification.
Tiffin Middle School 8th Graders at the Univ. Toledo Instrumentation Lab (lft-rt: Kirsten Egbert, Dr. Pannee Burckel, Jacob Brown, Raphael Confessor, Nina Navarrete, Mr. Jim Mason, Lane Irving, Nathan Grover).
- Congratulations to Kristin Kirschbaum, the director of the Instrumentation Center,
on winning the American Crystallographic Association's Oxford Cryosystems Low Temperature
Poster Prize 2015 for her poster The Structural Beauty of Nanoparticles. The so far Largest Crystal Structure of a
Gold Nanoparticle: Au133(SC6H4tBu)52
- Thanks for helping us out, Mark-Robin Giolando! Repairing the chiller and installing a board.
- Welcome Cassandra! Cassandra is a sophmore in Chemistry and will work with the I. Center to coordinate and expand the SCOPE program!
- Welcome Zina! Zina is a senior in Biology and will work with Biology and the ICenter to coordinate and expand the S.C.O.P.E. project.
- In collaboration with Dr. Avidor-Reiss from the Biology department, we are now extending our S.C.O.P.E. project to include a confocal microscope.
- We have added a Bruker dual wavelength Apex diffractometer for single crystal crystallography. It is equipped with a Cu-ImuS and a traditional Mo-sealed tube source.
Over the past year, the ICenter has been diligently working to provide an outreach program geared towards exposing pre-college students to advance scientific instrumentation. Recently, the outreach program - S.C.O.P.E. - was featured in a UTnews article showing some of the programs impact so far (http://utnews.utoledo.edu/index.php/07_18_2011/ut-electron-microscope-advances-learning). Dr. Stacy Gates has recruited, and so far trained 20 educators in the Northwest Ohio and Michigan areas for participation in this program, and was essential in designing and organizing this project, along with Dr. Kristin Kirschbaum (Director) and Dr. Pannee Burckel (Instrument Scientist). This year, we are extending this program to middle schools and their students. We appreciate the ongoing enthusiasm and participation from educators in the Northwest Ohio and Michigan areas, and hope that together we can better prepare our students for advances in the world of SCIENCE!!