“Give a Schram Campaign” raising funds for new microscopes at Lyon College

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Dr. Mark Schram, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Lyon College in Batesville, had one dream: to equip an entire biology lab with new microscopes and related software. So, in January 2017, Dr. Schram started the “Give a Schram Campaign” to fund new microscopes for the biology department, according to a blog posting from ZEISS microscopes.

“I’ve thought about this project for many years — many of you know how I feel about the necessity of upgrading our microscopes,” Dr. Schram noted at the time. “We have doubled the number of students needing to master microscopy without acquiring new instrumentation. My goal, with your help, is to equip an entire lab with new microscopes for the next generation of Lyon students.”

Last year, Dr. Schram lost his battle with cancer. Last month, 24 ZEISS Primo Star microscopes arrived to equip the Lyon College biology department, thanks to folks who supported the campaign.

And the “Give a Schram Campaign” continues. To learn more and to donate, click here.

Mark-SchramThe late Dr. Mark Schram of Lyon College / Image via Lyon College
Students use Zeiss.jpgLyon College students utilize one of the new ZEISS microscopes / Image via ZEISS

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