"I really enjoyed seeing all the cool specimens with the SEM. I love science even more now!" exclaimed Brynn, age 12.
On January 12, the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) introduced students in New York to the nanoscale world of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). This outreach session was well-received by the students and teachers of Mechanicville Junior/Senior High School. The students’ curiosity was clearly piqued by this opportunity to see, at the nanoscale level, the intricate details of such samples as a velvet mite, an apple leaf, and a fruit fly in a spider web.
On May 2, 2014, Patricia Stone Wilkinson ‘88 of the University Instrumentation Center was awarded the UNH Chemistry Department’s Unsung Heroes award. The Chemistry Department gives this award for going above and beyond in service of the department.
An example of Pat’s outstanding support to the Chemistry Department is her collaboration with Chemistry Graduate Coordinator Howard Mayne on a new resume writing workshop. Pat has also worked with undergraduate students on their resumes as part of an undergraduate senior seminar class for Chemistry students.
UNH has recently received a NSF Major Research Instrumentation award for a new Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM). The unit will be housed at the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) in the basement of Parsons Hall. The grant is a result of a collaborative proposal developed by investigators from Mechanical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Materials Science, and the UIC. Expect to hear more about this in February 2014.