M&M 2016

Microscopy Outreach


X90 Microscopy in the Classroom: Strategies for Education and Outreach

Craig Queenan, Alyssa Waldron, Dave Becker
Local educators and registered conference attendees are invited to participate in presentations, round table discussions, and demonstrations of effective strategies for microscopy outreach and education from K-12 and beyond. This session will show how microscopy in education serves as an important learning tool for inspiring our future STEM professionals. Those involved in microscopy education or educational outreach are encouraged to submit a paper about their successful program or lesson for platform or poster presentation.

  • Best Practices for incorporating microscopy into K-12 classrooms and curricula
  • Corporate and academic institutions and programs involved in microscopy outreach, both locally and nationally
  • Methods to expose students to microscopy in an engaging and successful manner


X91 Family Affair

Elaine Humphrey, Stuart McKernan
The exciting world of microscopy opens for attendees’ family and friends. This session includes:

  • A mystery to solve using microscopy
  • Materials science and biological science


X92 A Project MICRO Workshop

Elaine Humphrey, Caroline Schooley

  • The Project MICRO workshop will change its venue this year to the MegaBooth all week after the Exhibit Hall opens
  • Visit the Outreach booth every day to see how to set up different stations in a classroom
  • How to have fun with microscopy outreach and kids (adults love this too)
  • Get to see different microscope systems for use in a classroom, in action