29 Jun 2022

Free loan of portable SEM now available for secondary schools

RMS part of exciting outreach project bringing wonder of microscopy to students

Secondary schools can now apply for the free loan of a portable SEM, as part of a new scheme aimed at inspiring young students and bringing science alive in the classroom.

The Hitachi Global STEM Outreach Project portable SEM, is available for schools to loan for up to a term, free of charge.

Schools can use the easy-to-transport instrument as a teaching resource for classwork or for individual projects - providing their students with a rare opportunity to experience electron microscopy in action.

The project is a collaboration between the Institute for Research in Schools, The Royal Microscopical Society, The Natural History Museum, Hitachi High Technologies and Oxford Instruments. 

It is being led by James Perkins of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Faversham, Kent, and Alex Ball, Imaging and Analysis Centre, The Natural History Museum, London.

Find out more, including how to apply