LMU Donates Microscopes to High School Labs


chsmicroscopesCaption: Above, At Cumberland Gap High School, biology teachers Whitney Bowling and Micah Davis and assistant principal Kayla Barnard accept microscopes from Dr. Aggy Vanderpool and Dr. Julie Hall. Right, Hall and Claiborne High School Principal Meredith Arnold.


HARROGATE, Tennessee, April 21, 2021— The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) School of Mathematics and Sciences donated 14 compound microscopes to Cumberland Gap High School and Claiborne High School.


The microscopes, commonly used to look at cells and organisms on slides, originally equipped the Cumberland Mountain Research Center at LMU.


“We decided that since we had 14 scopes it would be great to split them between the two high schools,” said Julia Hall, associate professor of molecular biology and chair of the department of biology. “We are excited that they can be used again and are happy to help the local high school biology programs to provide more enriching experiences for their students.”


The School of Mathematics and Sciences is located in the Hamilton Math and Science Building on the LMU campus. All biology labs, which are used in a variety of courses, have both compound microscopes and stereoscopes.. Some fluorescent microscopes are used in upper-level courses as well as research. Newly purchased cameras can create a demo microscope in every classroom. With these, the instructors can show the image or video on the projector screen to point out features. The biology department offers majors in biology, biology secondary education, biology pre-health, conservation biology research track and conservation biology wildlife and fisheries management track.


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].


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