Bugscope is an educational outreach project of the Beckman Institute. Participating classrooms from around the nation have the opportunity to image insects using an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope controlled using a web browser from their classroom computers. The primary goal of the project is to demonstrate that relatively low cost, sustainable access to sophisticated remote instrumentation can be made available to K-12 classrooms.

Bugscope Web Site

Click here to go to the Bugscope website.

Project Sponsors

Funding for Bugscope is provided by Submeta. Previous Bugscope funding was provided by the Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company. Support for purchasing the ESEM was provided by the National Science Foundation and The Beckman Institute. Additional support was provided by the IBM Shared University Research Program.