The “Give a Schram Campaign”

March 7, 2018 ZEISS Microscopy

ZEISS Primo Star microscopes for Lyon College

The Dr. Mark Schram Microscope Campaign_2For 25 years, Mark Schram, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, USA, had one dream: to equip an entire biology lab with new microscopes and related software. In January 2017 he started the “Give a Schram Campaign” to fund new microscopes for the biology department. And succeeded.

Though Dr. Schram lost his battle to cancer last year, the “Give a Schram Campaign” is still ongoing. It aims to raise $30,000 more to equip a lab with new dissecting microscopes.




Discussing his hopes for the campaign’s success, Schram said, “I’ve thought about this project for many years – many of you know how I feel about the necessity of upgrading our microscopes. 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.”

ZEISS Primo Star microscopes for Lyon College

Thanks to the generous donations of college supporters who share his dream, Vashaw Scientific, a ZEISS dealer in the US, was able to equip the Lyon College biology department with 24 ZEISS Primo Star microscopes last month. Lyon’s biology professors use the instruments to teach a number of courses, including Principles of Biology II, Genetics, Microbiology, and Histology.

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About Lyon College

Lyon College is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains region. Founded in 1872, it is one of the oldest colleges in Arkansas, USA. Students come from everywhere: 70% from the state and the rest from all across the nation and several foreign countries.

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