The UIS Chemistry Department has received a grant of nearly $75,000 from the National Science Foundation to incorporate scanning probe microscopy into undergraduate courses. The funds will be used to purchase a scanning probe microscope – the cutting-edge tool for nanotechnology – and train undergraduate students in its use. Both science and non-science majors at UIS will get hands-on experience using the instrument.
Marc Klingshirn, one of the grant co-directors, said acquisition of the SPM was "a win-win situation for any student who takes a chemistry-related course at UIS." Read more>>