University of Virginia's College at Wise
                                   It's a BIG smallWorld, with an SEM

The University of Virginia - Wise offers the following courses involving the Scanning Electron Microscope
Biology 244  1 sem. hr. SEM Theoretical Aspects Professor Kunigelis Each semester
Biology 245 1 sem. hr SEM Practical Concepts I Professors Baird and Kunigelis Each semester
ART 295
1 sem. hr SEM for the Arts Professor Baird Each semester

Our faculty and students have presented papers at meetings of the  Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society (AReMS) .   Additional information about AReMS may be seen at this link.

The following links are for images that were produced by members of the SEM courses at UVA-Wise.
   A View of the SEM at University of Virginia - Wise
    Pollen of Thunbergia (or are they tennis balls?)
    Face of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
   Glandular trichomes on leaf surface of autumn olive (Elaeagnus)
   Scolex of the tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta
   Eggs of the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta

You are invited to visit the the University of Virginia's College at Wise  where undergraduate students have the opportunity to use the SEM in courses and in student research projects.  To go directly to the web
site of the Natural Science Department, click here.

Although the scanning electron microscope is an instrument of science, it produces images that are challenging to students of the visual arts.  An effort to make this instrument available to these students is a part of our SEM program.  Click here to visit the SEM FOR THE ARTS page.


This page is produced and maintained by  J. Rex Baird, Professor of Biology, Emeritus, University of Virginia-Wise,
        Wise, VA 24293.  If you are interested in learning more about courses in the use of the Scanning Electron Microscope at a small liberal arts public college, write to  me, or use
 my e-mail address .