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.
FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) designs, manufactures and supports a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflow solutions that provide images and answers at the micro-, nano- and picometer scales. Its innovation and leadership enable customers in industry and science to increase productivity and make breakthrough discoveries. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., USA, FEI has over 2,600 employees and sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world. More information can be found at: www.fei.com.