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Home > Press > College of Microscopy Changes its Name to Hooke College of Applied Sciences

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The McCrone Group, Inc. announced today that its education and training division, formerly the "College of Microscopy," has been renamed the "Hooke College of Applied Sciences."

College of Microscopy Changes its Name to Hooke College of Applied Sciences

Westmont, IL | Posted on July 2nd, 2010

The College will expand its courses and programs beyond the realm of microscopy, and offer a wide range of hands-on, science-based, educational programs to adult professionals, college students, and advanced placement high school students. The new programs will include courses relevant to current and future technical occupations in chemistry, biology and microscopy with an emphasis on materials analysis, course tracks leading to professional certificates, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in collaboration with Chicagoland area colleges and universities.

The new college name honors Robert Hooke, a science pioneer who helped to shape scientific thinking in the 17th century with his contributions to microscopy, chemistry, biology, physics, engineering and astronomy. Hooke's 1665 book entitled Micrographia was one of his most significant works published as it established microscopy as the foundation for advancing biological science.

Since its founding in 2004, the College of Microscopy has focused on the applications of microscopy and microanalytical techniques across a wide spectrum of industries, ranging from forensic and pharmaceutical sciences to nanotechnology and conservation. The new name, Hooke College of Applied Sciences, more accurately reflects plans for comprehensive offerings in science and a curriculum that recognizes the needs of today's job market and prepares those entering or attending colleges and universities for tomorrow's job market.

"Our goal is to broaden our offerings beyond teaching only microscopy-centric courses. The name change to Hooke College of Applied Sciences reflects those plans and is the first of many changes we will make to achieve that goal," said Charles Zona, Dean of Hooke College of Applied Sciences.

The courses at Hooke College of Applied Sciences emphasize the importance of a well-rounded learning environment in several ways. Courses are led by world-class subject matter experts with an average of more than 20 years of experience in the private or government sector. Students engage with each other and the instructors, and participate in hands-on use of state-of-the-art instrumentation to solve real-world problems. Additionally, many courses offer a Web-Classroom-Web experience that enables students to preview material via the Web prior to a course. Then, after receiving on-campus training, students are provided unknowns to analyze in their own laboratories using their own equipment via instructor-led web-based sessions.

Students who attend Hooke College of Applied Sciences courses are eligible to receive International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) continuing education units (CEUs), giving them the opportunity to obtain professional certificates and the ability to transfer class credits to other accredited schools and/or institutions. An advantage of being an IACET-certified institution is that it provides students with full disclosure of course specifics such as instructor education and experience, course syllabus, course expectations, instructional methods and student learning resources prior to registration.

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About Hooke College of Applied Sciences
The Hooke College of Applied Sciences provides education and training to government and industry scientists and technicians worldwide. In addition to an undergraduate program offered in collaboration with Concordia University Chicago, Hooke College of Applied Sciences has more than 40 specialized short-courses in materials analysis. Topics covered include light and electron microscopy, spectroscopy, sample preparation, chemistry and laboratory safety, and image analysis. The new 40,000 square foot learning center at Hooke College of Applied Sciences contains classrooms and laboratories with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation, as well as a 140-seat auditorium. Hooke College of Applied Sciences is a member of The McCrone Group, which is internationally known as the premier microscopy resource, based in Westmont, Illinois.

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