What would you view

with a scanning electron microscope?

August 2020

Have a great idea for research which requires microscopic investigations? 2021 might be your year.


We are working with Hitachi High Technology, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Microscopical Society and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Kent to  offer a portable scanning electron microscope (SEM) to UK schools with bright ideas for innovative research. This could be for a small group of students or an individual who needs a SEM for their project, perhaps even as part of their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).


If you’re interested, contact us for an application form. The schools with the top ideas will be awarded the instrument on loan for up to half a term. Deadline for project proposals is the 21st of June.


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Find the following inspiration and support from our partners. Need more? Hitachi’s twitter feed is overflowing with microscope images and insight #Hitachi_STEM.

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A history of the microscope

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Intro document:
Hitachi High-Tech: Let’s Familiarize ourselves with the SEM