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Scanning Electron Microscope Explorations

Do your students have an experiment or observations they wish to make on the nanoscale? If so, sign up to use the scanning electron microscope at the MIT Museum. Educators can request one-hour time slots for groups of up to 12 students in grades 6+ to use the microscope. During the session, an MIT Museum instructor will teach your students about the microscope, guide them through sample preparation, and aid them in using the instrument for their experiment.

Groups that sign up to run experiments for fall 2019 will be able to use the microscope at no additional cost after admission.

To propose and experiment and request time with the microscope, please fill out the request form. Please email with any questions.

This experience is made possible by the Hitachi High-Tech SEM Loan Program.



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