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Hitachi High-Tech RUS holds an electron microscopy event using a tabletop microscope for junior high school students in Moscow

Moscow's Mendeleev University(Russia)
2017/11/30

On November 30, Hitachi High-Tech RUS Limited Liability Company held an electron microscopy event in full collaboration with local electron microscope equipment store "Interlab," using the TM3030Plus Tabletop Microscope at Moscow's Mendeleev University.
The audience consisted of 28 students from grades 7 to 9 (equivalent to junior high school students in Japan) from one of the University's local primary/secondary education institution partners. As detailed below, the event was run in two parts by an Interlab representative, consisting of an educational part and an entertainment part featuring a quiz and other activities.

  1. A presentation on electron microscope types, principles, build, and practical applications
  2. A quiz using electron microscope photographs of wool fibers, diatoms, etc.
  3. An examination of various samples including mouse and human intestines, semiconductor wafers, eggshells, salt, etc., and an explanation on the TM3030Plus
  4. A game using the TM3030Plus where the students raced to display a photograph of a spider's eyes
  5. A game using a semiconductor wafer electron microscope photograph split into 9 pieces, where the students raced to solve the puzzle

The games where students were divided into teams, discussed amongst themselves, and competed as a team were also extremely well received by students, teachers, and university officials.
Also, on the day, the Japanese embassy in Russia, the Japanese Business Club, and news agency Sputnik came to visit. This led to the event also being published on the Japanese version of the Sputnik News website.

2018 has been established as the "Year of Japan in Russia," with a number of strategies planned towards expanding collaboration between Japan and Russia. Based on this recent event experience, Hitachi High-Tech RUS Limited Liability Company also plans to deliver lessons to local Japanese schools in collaboration with Hitachi High-Tech, CSR & Corporate Communications Dept.

Students searching for the spider's eyes
Students searching for the spider's eyes

Students examining hair, followed by a detailed explanation of the microscope
Students examining hair, followed by a detailed explanation of the microscope

Students working on the semiconductor wafer electron microscope photograph puzzle
Students working on the semiconductor wafer electron microscope photograph puzzle