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Winter 2016:

  • 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. 

tmsTiffin 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).

Summer 2015:

  • 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

kristin poster

Summer 2013:

  • Thanks for helping us out, Mark-Robin Giolando! Repairing the chiller and installing a board.

Mark-Robin Giolando  Mark-Robin Giolando

May 2013:

  • Welcome Cassandra! Cassandra is a sophmore in Chemistry and will work with the I. Center to coordinate and expand the SCOPE program!

January 2013:

  • 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.

Winter 2012:

  • 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.

Fall 2011:

  • 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.

Summer 2011:

  • 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 ( 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!!


Last Updated: 1/25/16