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Materials Research Facilities Network (MRFN) Virtual Instrumentation Partnership (VIP)

Initiative provides access to analytical instrumentation instruction to Minority Serving and Primarily Undergraduate Institutions through 4 types of virtual experiences:  1) User institution selects technique and class can access manuals, laboratories, and view training videos at 2) Live sessions through Skype featuring MRFN scientist explaining theory and manipulating instruments 3) Real time sample analysis in which students dictate instrument parameters and 4) Real time question and answer dialogue featuring SEM with students from Florida A&M University.