Bugscope

Map Of All Participants

List Of Sessions

Media Coverage and Other Content

Technical Reports

Highly detailed reports dealing with a variety of subjects, ITG Technical Reports, enable users of the lab and of ITG software to get a wealth of information about a topic immediately online.

Report # Title
00-001 An XML Language Template Design for Managing a Remote Instrument Educational Outreach Project (Submitted to Microscopy and Microanalysis 2001 on 2/15/01)
00-004 Bugscope: The Second Year of a Sustainable Remote Microscope Project for K-12 Education Outreach
00-008 Formative Evaluation of Bugscope: A Sustainable World Wide Laboratory for K-12.
00-012 Bugscope: A Practical Approach to Providing Remote Microscopy for Science Education Outreach
99-003 Bugscope: Sustainable Internet Access to a ESEM for the K-12 Classroom.
99-004 Nondestructive Imaging of Pin-Mounted Museum Specimens of Insects Using the Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM).
99-007 irma: An Interactive Remote Microscopy Application for WWW-Based Control of an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM).
98-010 The World Wide Laboratory: Remote and Automated Access to Imaging Instrumentation.

Presentations

The ITG forum is presented on Thursdays at noon, and gives people the opportunity to learn about the tools, techniques, and technologies of the Imaging Technology Group. The format is a twenty minute talk followed by a chance to interact with the speaker and members of the ITG. The public is invited to attend.

Date Title Speaker
01 Feb 2005 Bugscope: Current and Future Directions Bugscope Team
Beckman Institute
03 Aug 2000 Bugscope in Year 2 Clint Potter
Co-Director, Imaging Technology Group
Beckman Institute
01 Jun 2000 Inexpensive Stereoscopy for Windows Platforms and Web Browsers Daniel E. Weber
Sr. Research Programmer, Imaging Technology Group
Beckman Institute
03 Feb 2000 Pseudo-color Stereograms from the ESEM Daniel E. Weber
Sr. Research Programmer, Imaging Technology Group
Beckman Institute
16 Sep 1999 New Technology for the ESEM-FEG in the Beckman Microscopy Suite Scott Robinson
Senior Research Engineer, Imaging Technology Group
Beckman Institute
06 May 1999 An Interactive Remote Microscopy Application for WWW-Based Control of an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) Benjamin Grosser
Manager, Visualization, Media and Imaging Laboratory
Beckman Institute
25 Mar 1999 The First Eight Weeks of the Bugscope Project Clint Potter
Director, Imaging Technology Group
Beckman Institute
28 Jan 1999 ESEM: An Introduction and Discussion to the Technology and its Applications Ed Griffith
ESEM Product Support
FEI Company

Publications

The following papers have been published in the journals listed. If the journal articles are not reprinted as part of the ITG Technical Reports listed above, contact your local library for assistance in obtaining copies of these journals.

M. Korb and U. Thakkar, (2011) Facilitating scientific investigations and training data scientists. SCIENCE, 333, pp.534-535.

S. Robinson, C. Conway, C. Wallace, A.M. Ray and U. Thakkar, Bugscope: Online K-12 Microscopy Outreach. Microscopy Today (March 2011), pp.46-50.

C.S. Potter, B. Carragher, L. Carroll, C. Conway, B. Grosser, J. Hanlon, N. Kisseberth, S. Robinson, D. Stone and U. Thakkar, "BUGSCOPE: The second year of a sustainable remote microscope project for K-12 education outreach", Invited M & M submission reprinted from Microscopy Today, In press.

C.S. Potter, B. Carragher, L. Carroll, C. Conway, B. Grosser, J. Hanlon, N. Kisseberth, S. Robinson, U. Thakkar and D. Weber, "Bugscope: A practical approach to providing remote microscopy for science education outreach", Microscopy and Microanalysis, Accepted for publication.

U. Thakkar, B. Carragher, L. Carroll, C. Conway, B. Grosser, N. Kisseberth, C.S. Potter, S. Robinson, J. Sinn-Hanlon, D. Stone and D. Weber, Formative Evaluation of Bugscope: A sustainable world wide laboratory for K-12, Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Group on Advanced Technologies for Learning, New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000.

C.S. Potter, B. Carragher, L. Carroll, C. Conway*, B. Grosser, J. Hanlon, N. Kisseberth, S. Robinson, P. D. Stone*, U. Thakkar** and D. Weber, Bugscope: A Sustainable Remote Microscope Project for K-12, International Conference of the Learning Sciences 2000 (ICLS 2000).Paper for the panel on Participatory science via the Internet, pp.379-380, 14-17 June 2000, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

C.S. Potter, B. Carragher, L. Carroll, C. Conway*, B. Grosser, J. Hanlon, N. Kisseberth, S. Robinson, D. Stone*, U. Thakkar** and D. Weber Bugscope: The Second Year of a Sustainable Remote Microscope Project for K-12 Education Outreach Abstract accepted MMA 2000. Invited

Potter, C.S., B. Carragher, M. Ceperley, C. Conway, B. Grosser, J. Hanlon, C. Hoyer, N. Kisseberth, S. Robinson, J. Sapp, P. Soskin, D. Stone, U. Thakkar and D. Weber Bugscope: A sustainable web-based telemicroscopy project for K-12 Classrooms. (1999) Proceedings Microscopy and Microanalysis 99, pp.514-515.

Magazine Articles

2007

"Through the Bugscope." NSTA, September 2007.

2006

"The Ideal 21st Century School." NRTA Live and Learn, Summer 2006. View as PDF

2000

"MFDP K-12 Newsletter." Fall 2001. View as PDF

"D-Lib Magazine featured collection." D-Lib Magazine, Feb 2000. View as PDF

Newspaper Articles

2011

Session # Title
Lester, Liza. " Students gain access to electron microscope via internet." The Sacramento Bee. Sacramento, CA. 1 Aug. 2011. View as PDF

2010

Session # Title
Yates, Diana. "Prehistoric 'Insects' Star in This Year's Insect Fear Film Festival." News Bureau University of Illinois. Champaign, IL. 8 Feb. 2010. View as PDF

2009

Session # Title
Dain, Alina. "Kids Catch Science Bug With Bugscope." Medill Reports: Chicago. Urbana, IL. 13 May 2009. View as PDF
"Up Close and Personal With Bugscope." Purple Ink: Rockford Lutheran High School Rockford, IL. 20 March 2009. View as PDF
Yates, Diana. "Venomous, carnivorous centipedes horrify in Insect Fear Film Festival." University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapaign News Bureau. Champaign, IL. 11 Feb. 2009. View as PDF

2008

Session # Title
Chute, Eleanor. "Sixth-Graders Get to Look into Eye of What Bigs Them." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. 4 Nov. 2008. View as PDF
Heckel, Jodi. "UI's Bugscope Gives Area Students Personal Look at Insects." The News-Gazette. Champaign, IL. 7 Oct. 2008.
Schwartz, Eric. "Teacher Hopes Science Spark Grows into a Fire in the Belly." Arizona Daily Star. Tuscon, AZ. 18 Apr. 2008. View as PDF

2007

Session # Title
"Shiloh Pointe Students Experience Bugscope." Comminghome.com. Cumming, GA. 11 Apr. 2007.
Sullivan, Sharon. "Bugscope Project Redefines "Remote Control."" Dare County Schools: Nags Head Elementary School. Nags Head, NC. 5 June 2007.

2006

Session # Title
"'Bugscope' gives Derby students insight into Spiders." Hingham Journal. Hingham, MA. 5 Oct. 2006.
"GPS Students Experience Bugscope." Chattanoogan.com. Chattanooga, TN. 1 Nov. 2006. View as PDF

Wells, Valerie. "University of Illinois' Bugscope allows study of microscopic insects." Herald & Review. Decatur, IL. 16 Nov. 2006. View as PDF

Wells, Valerie. "ILLINOIS STYLE: UI microscope gives schoolchildren close-up view of bugs."Belleville.com. Decatur, IL. 12 Jan. 2007.

Wells, Valerie. "UI microscope gives school kids close-up view of creepy crawlers." Kane County Chronicle. Kane County, IL. 13 Jan. 2007.

Forte, Pauline. "Computers Give Bugs' Eye View." Niles Herald-Spectator. Niles, IL. 16 Nov. 2006.

2004

Session # Title
Holland, Laura McHale. "This and That." Noe Valley Voice. Noe Valley, CA. April 2004. View as PDF
Everett-Haynes, La Monica. "Microscope via Internet makes bugs a big deal." Houston Chronicle. Houston, TX. 31 Mar. 2004.
Students of St. Wolstans. "TY Talk: Visiting the creepy-crawly world with the help of the Bugscope programme." The Irish Times. Ireland. 24 Mar. 2004.
Kline, Greg. "Bugscope a hit overseas." News Gazette. Champaign, IL. 13 Feb. 2004.
Clements, Michael. "Some good things at our public schools." Texas City Sun. Texas City, TX. 5 Feb 2004.
Donnely, Nicola. "St. Wolstan's students to become involved with US Bugscope Project." Liffey Champion. Ireland. 31 Jan. 2004: 4.
Shelton, Michael. "Trombly students examine insects in live Web session." Grosse Point News. 1 Jan. 2004.

2003

Session # Title
Smith, Rachel. "SR seventh graders participate in The Bugscope Project." Cherokee County Herald. Nov. 2003.
Kline, Greg. "Teachers learn to use high-tech classroom tools" News Gazette Online. Champaign, IL. 30 June 2003.
2003-073
Kline, Greg. "UI project is simply buggy, on purpose." News Gazette Online. Champaign, IL. 26 Jan. 2003.

2001

Session # Title
Chen, Milton. "Bugscope: Magnifying the Connection between Students, Science, and Scientists." Edutopia Online. 1 June 2001. View as PDF
"Close up on creepy crawlies." Record Courier. Feb. 2001.

2000

Session # Title
"Students use electron microscope online." Pana News Palladium. April 2000.

1999

Session # Title
Haag, Justin. Unknown Title. McCook Daily Gazette. McCook, NE. 14 Dec. 1999.
Abbott, Elizabeth. "Hope Valley pupils introduced to 'a bug's life' via Internet." Providence Journal Bulletin. Providence, RI. 8 Dec. 1999.
Dampier, Brian. "All Things Considered." National Public Radio. 7 Dec. 1999.
Tam, Katherine. Unknown Title. Daily Democrat. 30 Nov. 1999.
Roe, Adam. "Bugscope Allows Triad Bilogy Students To Learn On Internet." Troy Times Tribune. Troy, IL. 25 Nov. 1999
Wykes, Sarah L. "Computer Bugs." San Jose Mercury News. San Jose, CA. 11 Nov. 1999.
Weeder, Julie. "Web site lets students take a closer look." Sioux City Journal. Sioux City, IA. 13 Oct. 1999.
Burdick, Kelly. "Bugscope." Martha's Vineyard Times. MA. 27 Sept 1999.
Johnson, Rosemary. Unknown Title. Lincoln Leader. Lincoln, AR. 14 Sept. 1999.
Yarnall, Louise. "Real-World Science From Internet Labs." The New York Times. New York, NY. 17 June 1999. View as PDF
Phipps, Dorrett. "Anitilles fifth-graders get an online bug's-eye view." Daily News. Virgin Islands. 21 May 1999.
Finn, Allan. "SB class gets close up and personal." The Shopper News. NJ. 21 May 1999.
Trejos, Nancy. "Students Use Remote-Controlled Microscope to See What Makes Bugs Tick." Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. 5 May 1999.
Van, Jon. "Inside Technology: Bugging out." Chicago Tribune. Chicago, IL. 3 May 1999.
Hirsh, Stacey. "6th graders view bugs magnified on Internet." Wilmington Star-News. Wilmington, NC. 2 May 1999.
"Bugscope gives young students access to SEMs." Philips Electron Microscopy, Scope 10. May 1999.
"Bugscope gets boost from Uni." The Gargoyle. University High School. Urbana, IL. May 1999.
Lawrence, Catherine. "Young scientists wield electron microscope." Charleston Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. 21 Apr 1999.
Oriovich, Jason. "Studying small on Bugscope; Technology allows students to operate microscope at Beckman Institute." Daily Illini. Champaign, IL. 14 Apr. 2004.
Rotzoll, Brenda. "Kids bitten by research bug; Outreach program uses electron scope." Chicago Sun-Times. 13 Apr. 1999.
Van, Jon. "Kids bitten by research bug; Outreach program uses electron scope." Chicago Tribune. Chicago, IL. 12 Apr. 1999.
Barlow, Jim. "Bugscope gives Internet users anywhere chance to study insects." U of Ideas in Science. Apr. 1999. View as PDF
Merli, Melissa."Gettin' Buggy with it; Beckman's Bugscope cathces students' eye." News-Gazette. Champaign, IL. 18 Mar. 1999.
Braye, Tracy. "THS students participate in Bugscope via Internet with Beckman Instite of the U of I" Breeze Courier. Taylorville, IL. 18 Mar. 1999.
"Dean Nelson." The Communicator, Mar. 1999.

Websites By Participating Classrooms

Session # Title
Ourbugscope at Heights Elementary School, Sharon, MA View as PDF
Bugscope at the School for Environmental Studies, Concord, NC
Bugscope at Charlestown Elementary, Charleston, RI View as PDF


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