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THROUGH THE LENS, Vol 22, Issue 3

Foldscoper of the Month

Carla DelgadoCarla

Congratulations to our February Foldscoper of the Month, Carla Delgado!

Throughout February, she published diverse and dynamic posts on Microcosmos - our official community platform. Carla is a Peruvian biologist with a master's in Education and a mention in e-learning. She is the founder and CEO of Chikiciencia, with more than 10 years of experience in the development and execution of science workshops for kids between ages 3 to 12 years old.

"Foldscope is a very easy-to-use tool to make scientific observations and marvel at microstructures that we can’t see with our naked eye." - Carla Delgado

Previously, she wasn't always fond of using microscopes - until the Foldscope came along. After becoming a mother, she was looking for a fun way to introduce her daughter to the microcosmos. After stumbling upon the Foldscope her perception of this amazing tool changed and has inspired her to organize microbiology workshops for kids 6 to 12 years old.

To be considered for this distinguished title, you must be a part of the Microcosmos Community and be the#1 active user— with the highest quality and quantity of posts— during the month of March. Each Foldscope comes with a unique ID if you have not already, you can use it to register to our online community platform -Microcosmos.

Check out Carla's amazing discoveries of a fruit fly (left) and pollen (right) on the Microcosmos!

Training Completion for CFISD

On Monday 3/7, Foldscope traveled to Texas to complete our basic training package for a group of 12 Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) curriculum specialists. 

COVID has presented many learning challenges for teachers and students. Now that they have returned to in-person learning they have found a need for Foldscopes in the classroom.

Paola Moreno-Roman, our Director of Strategic Partnerships, led the specialists in assembling their Foldscope, preparing slides, and how to perfectly pan and focus when looking at a sample. The teachers were truly amazed by the ability to view beautiful microscope images but were really blown away when they prepped their water samples and saw Euglena moving.



NSTA Conference March 31st-April 2nd

NSTA 2022It's been two years since we've been able to attend our favorite Science Conference! Come visit us at booth #2209 in the Exhibit Hall for some incredible demonstrations and giveaways. You'll also be able to purchase a Foldscope at discounted prices!

Event Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center • 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010