Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — Students at a Grass Valley, CA high school are getting a close-up view of the wonders of science, thanks to a donation of more than a dozen microscopes by JH Technologies, a distributor of optical and digital imaging systems.
The company recently delivered eight compound microscopes and five dissecting microscopes to the Advanced Placement biology program at Bear River High School in Northern California. JH Technologies CEO John Hubacz even provided a training session on proper microscope use to the class of 30 students.
The gift is part of a new program called iFuSe (Inspire Future Scientific Exploration) that puts scientific instruments in the hands of children at an early age, opening their eyes to the possibility of careers in science, medicine and technology. JH Technologies is gathering new, used and broken microscopes—the most widely-used tools for basic scientific study—then repairing and delivering them at no cost to educational programs for kindergarten through high school.
Funding is in short supply for educational programs to purchase microscopes and other equipment, especially in a tough economy. And Hubacz says exposing kids to science at an early age can spark an enthusiasm and love of learning that might otherwise never appear. “The excitement and energy that my own two children felt when they first used a microscope was absolutely enlightening for both of them, and me as well. They wanted to look at everything from bugs to rocks,” Hubacz said. “Their school continues to develop their interest and I am proud to say that JH Technologies has helped with donations of equipment and expertise.”
The company is committed to iFuSe, and is seeking both educational institutions in need of microscopes and potential donors who have equipment that is unused, retired, or damaged.
JH Technologies is offering trade-in credits toward the purchase of replacement equipment, depending on condition. Recipients will be informed of the donor, and all donations will be highlighted on both the JH Technologies and the soon-to-arrive iFuSe website.
About JH Technologies JH Technologies is a major national optics and microscopy dealer with 25 years of experience in optical and digital imaging for applications in semiconductor, solar cell, micro-technology, medical device, forensic, and educational markets. Recently, JH Technologies has expanded its reach to include the Pacific North West and New England markets. Additionally, more than half of JH Technologies’ business comes from the life science research market where they serve some of the largest research organizations, medical institutions, and biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the country. JH Technologies sales staff consists of engineers and scientists who are dedicated to providing the most appropriate solutions for their customer’s unique problems. The sales staff is supported by an outstanding group of factory trained applications experts and service engineers. Visit http://www.JHTechnologies.com to learn more about the solutions JH Technologies can provide.