submit by troym; comments by blogger jgl
From a MSFS faculty member’s perspective, the distance learning would be a neat resource for students since some programs don’t have access to electron microscopes, Raman spectroscopy, etc. Of course, learning about instrumentation without physically being in the lab is tricky. I have a feeling as online instruction advances, outsourcing specialty courses like this will become more common.
|The McCrone Group, Inc., internationally recognized as a world leader in microanalysis and the nation's Premier Microscopy Resource, announces today the opening of its unparalleled new state-of-the-art learning center in Westmont, Illinois. The Learning Center is home to the College of Microscopy, hosting the largest array of advanced modern microscopy courses and instrumentation within any single educational facility in the United States.|
The unique College of Microscopy specializes in training material scientists, crime lab personnel, First Responders, researchers, and technicians how to locate and identify unknown or suspect materials using light microscopy, electron microscopy, and FTIR and Raman spectroscopy.
The McCrone Group estimates that the College of Microscopy will train more than 1,000 students per year. Long-range plans for the College of Microscopy include offering formalized distance learning and advanced degree programs. The staff of the McCrone Group has been teaching scientists and researchers for more than 45 years.