ZEISS announces that it participated in a Teachers’ Camp held by ASM International for high school-level STEM instructors, held at Manzano High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Zeiss donated a Stemi 305 Compact Stereo Microscope to the ASM Educational Foundation, which was used during the Teachers’ Camp and then given to the classroom of Margaret Showalter, one of the master teachers who organized and led the event.
The camp lasted five days, and Zeiss Product Marketing Manager Chris Souwand participated on the first day in order to set up the microscope and demonstrate its capabilities. The master teachers who facilitated the camp then used the microscope throughout the event, organizing activities to teach participating teachers about material properties and projecting microscope images that corresponded to the activities in order to foster discussion among the entire group.
Zeiss Digital Classroom technology helps to produce an engaging atmosphere that motivates students to discover their field of study and to reach their learning goals. With ZEISS microscopes and the imaging app Labscope, it is easy to create a digital classroom with a single microscope or a network of connected school microscopes. Instructors can monitor all student microscopes from an iPad or iPhone, and they can easily project real-time images.
The Zeiss Stemi 305 Compact Stereo Microscope with 5:1 zoom is ideal for educational environments. The Stemi 305 cam allows users to observe samples as they are—3D and crisp in contrast—with no preparation required. The microscope is easy to use and fully integrated, including long-living LED illumination for reflected and transmitted light and documentation. The microscope is available with a conventional phototube, for access to all ZEISS microscope cameras, or an integrated 1.2 Megapixel Wifi camera, which allows users to connect several microscopes and share images through WLAN.