The expertise of Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis, along with researchers from other Microscopy Australia facilities and corporate partner, FEI, came together to develop an interactive virtual microscopy experience. Whether you want to view projections on a vaccine nanopatch, surface details of a dinosaur egg or air bubble distribution in frozen ice cream, you can learn to use a scanning electron microscope faster with MyScope. This innovation in training for advanced research offers virtual instruments, step-by-step instructions and expert knowledge. Additional modules covering transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning probe/atomic force microscopy, light/confocal microscopy, and microanalysis are also available, along with a free Outreach platform designed for ages eight and up.
There is growing demand for high-end education in science and technology across Australia and internationally. Freely available to all, MyScope provides researchers and students with a flexible, individual learning path that can be integrated with traditional learning environments.
'We hope that it will help get more young students excited about entering into science, technology, engineering and math careers,' said John Williams, FEI.
Developed in consultation with science educators in Australia and North America, MyScope Outreach enables discovery at the micro and nanometre scale. Interactive learning is enriched with audio, animations and hands-on activities. Please help us spread the word to promote this innovative STEM resource and bring the thrill of microscopy to Australia’s future scientists.