Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, a provider of microscopy solutions, recently donated a $5,000 state-of-the-art microscope for use in the UMass Labs for Worcester Area High Schools program, which allows Advanced Placement biology students from public high schools and technical schools in and around Worcester, Mass to visit and learn from scientists in UMass Medical School laboratories. The sophisticated microscope also includes a monitor that allows small groups of students to see what the person using the microscope sees, making demonstrations more effective.

“Our company is committed to promoting education in the fields of science and technology,” said Bernhard Goetze, manager of embedded activities for Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, one of several optical and optoelectronic companies owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. “We are very interested in projects that encourage the interest of young people in natural science and technology.”

The UMass Labs for Worcester Area High Schools program encourages local high school biology students to picture themselves as future scientists. In addition to the equipment donated by Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, the program also received support from the University of Massachusetts and a local bank.

Source: Carl Zeiss MicroImaging