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Virtual Learning Digital Theater


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World-class education in the theory of electron microscopy and all aspects of its use and operation is also available at CEMAS, both in-house and remotely, through our digital theater, the Ohio State - FEI Electron Microscopy Collaboratory. Students have live access to CEMAS instruments in real time within a state-of-the-art classroom environment to meet every microscopy training need.

Remote microscopy userVideo wall technology provides multiple display screens and projectors, allowing simultaneous display of microscope controls, microscope outputs and lecture slides.

Students and lecturers can interact with and operate electron and ion microscopes from within the digital theater in a live, seamless manner - as if one were sitting in front of the instrument. 

The seating plan is designed such that control of the microscope can be transferred to members of the audience using wired and wireless connectivity.

Students in digital theaterThe microscopes can also be shared with students and researchers at geographically distant locations. Remote operation capabilities connect directly to the 100 Gb/s Ohio OARnet network, providing a unique opportunity for remote teaching and research to partners across the state of Ohio. CEMAS is pioneering the practical application of this technology for research and training of the next generation of electron microscopy specialists, providing an environment to faciliate world-class collaborative research, and maximizing productivity while minimalizing economic and environmental impact. This remote electron microscopy collaboratory system has been installed at the University of Dayton, The Ohio State University's Wooder campus, and the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Dayton), with additional locations planned for the near future.