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Recent image captured by students in Bugscope.Students working in Bugscope.The image to the left was captured by students in Bugscope, which provides free interactive access to a scanning electron microscope (SEM), enabling students anywhere in the world to explore the microscopic world of insects. This educational outreach program from Beckman Institute's Imaging Technology Group at the University of Illinois supports K-16 classrooms worldwide.

Bugscope allows teachers everywhere to provide students with the opportunity to become microscopists themselves—the kids propose experiments, explore insect specimens at high magnification, and discuss what they see with our scientists—all from a regular web browser over a standard broadband internet connection.

More: Entomology, K-12 STEM Outreach