Southern Kentucky Center for Advanced Microscopy
WKU Southern Kentucky Center for Advanced Microscopy
WKU has acquired a suite of advanced microscopes like the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Large Chamber – Scanning Electron Microscope (LC-SEM), Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and a brand new Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope (LSCM). Unfortunately, while available at WKU these advanced microscopes are spread across five locations which is conducive to its maintenance but do not make it very visible and accessible to potential internal, external users and customers. Ongoing discussions between Dr. Srivastava and Dr. Webb resulted in the idea of consolidating all the microscopic capabilities under one administrative umbrella. Subsequent conversations between ARTP and WKU administration reinforced the need to organize microscopy capabilities at WKU under one umbrella.
SKYCAM will streamline information on microscopy capabilities for dissemination to a regional audience for marketing and branding purposes. This organization of microscopy capabilities under one umbrella organization will not result in any change in the physical location of the instruments nor a change in any personnel. SKYCAM will merely facilitate awareness (marketing and branding) of WKU capabilities in microscopy to our current and potential customers and allow us to seek potential business opportunities.