The University of La Verne takes its responsibility to contribute to society seriously. Recognizing the reduced number of students majoring in the Sciences, and the impending shortage of scientists needed to meet the challenges of the new century, the University of La Verne has developed a comprehensive strategy to increase the number of well trained scientists. The strategy begins with an outreach program that makes key instruments available for student use via the Internet. Our SEM-EDS is the most important tool for accomplishing this goal.
- Remote classroom access: In cooperation with community colleges, high schools and middle schools, the power of this instrument can be brought to the classroom. Students submit samples to their instructor who carries or ships the items to the ULV Microscopy Center. Once loaded in the microscope, the high school faculty and students are able to control the instrument and capture images through the Internet. Students not only see "live" images produced by the SEM but interactively control their generation. This strategy for increasing interest in the sciences is tailored for the "video" conditioned students of today.
- Research Opportunities: High school and community college student involvement in ongoing research is available for students who are highly motivated and well prepared. Through these activities, faculty share their passion and commitment to their research and academic discipline, thus passing on to the next generation the gifts that their mentors passed to them.
- Tours & Local Network Access: Tours of the microscopy center and instructional lectures are also available free of charge. Through network access the instrument can be demonstrated in venues ranging from a large auditorium to a small classroom. Small groups can be accommodated directly in the center allowing hands on access to the instrument and direct contact with professional staff. Specialists in areas ranging from astronomy to cell biology are available for presentations and consultation.
If you would like to participate in this program or would like more information on our outreach program contact Professor Jay Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 909 593-3511 x4040.Specialist assistance : Two way audio or audio/video conferencing with one of our professional staff is available. If interested please contact Jay Jones at email@example.com or phone 909 593-3511 x4040 to make appropriate arrangements.