Science Classroom Outreach Program for Educators


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Many teachers across the country are facing the new challenge of educating students through remote learning. The need for creative lesson planning is particularly acute in science classrooms because of the need for hands-on laboratories or live demonstrations that supplement traditional lectures.

In order to help teachers and students keep pace with their curricula, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC has announced the Science Classroom Outreach Program for Educators Grant, or the ZEISS SCOPEs Grant. 

Who can apply for this grant?

  • K-12 science teachers needing a solution to help their students continue their education in a socially distant environment.
  • Any K-12 school in the United States offering microscopy science curricula.

What do you get?

  • Win a ZEISS classroom microscope package with an optical microscope, digital camera, and software.
  • Choose from two microscope models for a variety of subjects  ZEISS Primo Star or ZEISS Stemi 305

How does it work?

  • Each month a winner will be selected from the applications.
  • If you have applied previously and your school district has not won, your application is still valid.

Our final awardees will be awarded September 30, 2021.

Thank you for your participation in the SCOPEs grant program.

ZEISS Stemi 305

  • All-in-one device
  • Integrated illumination. Crisp for any application.
  • Integrated documentation

ZEISS Primostar 3

  • Brand new for 2021
  • The connected classroom
  • Clever details for greater freedom

ZEISS recently donated two Primo Star microscopes with mounted Axiocam cameras, to White Plains High School, the neighboring school to ZEISS North American Headquarters.

Here's what the teachers had to say:

“The ZEISS equipment is an incredibly valuable resource – It helps kids feel like they’re getting authentic science at a time when it's a challenge to do so.”

Dr. Margaret Hawthorne Doty, Coordinator of Science and Engineering

“Many of my students are already on health science career paths. Putting these types of tools in front of them at the earliest possible stage does a lot of good.”

Omar Sharif – 9th grade

“With this tool, whether participating in virtual labs or using microscopes in school, all students will be seeing and observing the same thing.”

Jorge Gonzales – 9th grade

“The high resolution microscope images provide a much more vivid view to help them identify characteristics. Students could pass them along, share samples, and have advanced images to put in their documentation.”

Cissy Johnson – 9th & 12th grade

The successful implementation of the microscopes at White Plains High School is what led ZEISS to create the SCOPEs Grant opportunity.

Powerful digital classroom microscopes support science teachers facing the challenge of educating students through distance learning

Can’t wait for the SCOPEs Grant results? Get more information about education solutions from ZEISS

Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC, makes the following disclosure: the AxioCam 202 and AxioCam 208 may not be compliant to the NDAA 2019 (National Defense Authorization Act of 2019), and accordingly, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC cannot certify compliance to the NDAA for these products. If your institution is selected for the SCOPEs Grant and requires NDAA 2019 compliant technology, an alternative and compliant camera will be provided.