ZEISS Announces National Science Classroom Outreach Program for Educators (SCOPEs) Grant for K-12 Science Teachers

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Powerful digital classroom microscopes help science teachers meet remote learning challenges

White Plains High School recently received the ZEISS SCOPEs Grant. Pictured are WPHS Teachers with a ZEISS optical microscope, digital camera, and software.

ZEISS announces its national Science Classroom Outreach Program for Educators (SCOPEs) Grant, established to help support teachers facing the new challenge of educating students through remote learning. The SCOPEs Grant is offered for all K-12 science teachers needing a solution to help their students continue their education in a socially distant environment. Available to any K-12 school in the United States and Puerto Rico offering microscopy science curricula, the program will help teachers offer live demonstrations to supplement traditional lectures while maintaining social distance protocols in the classroom. To learn more about the SCOPEs Grant or apply, visit http://www.zeiss.com/scopesgrant.

The SCOPEs grant program covers a complete ZEISS classroom microscope package with an optical microscope, digital camera, and software. Recipients can choose from two microscope models, ZEISS Primo Star or ZEISS Stemi 305. A winner will be selected each month from among all applications received. Those not awarded a grant will be automatically re-entered for consideration in subsequent months.

Designed with long-term use and extreme durability in mind, the ZEISS Primo Star offered as part of the grant features an integrated HD streaming camera in conjunction with the iPad App Labscope. This system has the capabilities to be expanded to a full digital classroom of network-connected microscopes. The shared interface between the teacher and the student allows for immediate confirmation that the specimen is viewed correctly. The ZEISS Primo Star provides students with a digital native way to examine specimens under a microscope.

SCOPEs grant winners can also opt for the ZEISS Stemi 305 compact Greenough stereo microscope with 5:1 zoom. With the ZEISS Stemi 305, three-dimensional samples can be observed with no preparation required. The easy-to-use microscope offers full integration with long-living LED illumination for reflected and transmitted light and documentation.

“The need for creative lesson planning is particularly acute in science classrooms because hands-on laboratories or live demonstrations that supplement traditional lectures is such an important aspect of science learning,” said Vincent Cavaliere, Product Marketing Manager for Educational Microscopy. “Integrating ZEISS network-compatible microscopes with imaging systems lets teachers easily create digital classrooms or digital labs and share images with the touch of a finger. The equipment also enables teachers to record high resolution images and videos and share images, reports, and videos.”

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 5.8 billion euros in its four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (status: 30 September 2018).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.

With approximately 30,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 of its own sales and service companies, more than 30 production sites and around 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

Further information is available at http://www.zeiss.com

ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions
ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is the world's only one-stop manufacturer of light, electron, X-ray and ion microscope systems and offers solutions for correlative microscopy. The portfolio comprises of products and services for life sciences, materials and industrial research, as well as education and clinical practice. The unit is headquartered in Jena. Additional production and development sites are located in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK, and in Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.

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