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Marshall given science grant for sophisticated microscope

October 15, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has been awarded a nearly $400,000 National Science Foundation grant to purchase a sophisticated microscope to be used in research and teaching.

The university says in a news release the field emission scanning electron microscope is primarily for research, but instructors also will use it in teaching laboratories.

Marshall Division of Physical Sciences Director Michael Castellani says using sophisticated instruments in teaching helps attract students to research and improves their overall science education.

The microscope will be used in teaching labs in geology, chemistry, physics, engineering, biological sciences and forensic science. It will also be used for chemistry at West Virginia State University and the University of Charleston. The release says both universities and scientists at Alcon Laboratories and the SOGEFI Group also participated in the grant.

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