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For the past 8 years IDEX Health & Science’s Senior Technical Manager for the Semrock Optical Filters product line, Wang Qi, has partnered with Fudan University in Shanghai, China to help lead a program that introduces college students to optics and their role in the life sciences. Due to COVID-19, this year’s course on the Application of Modern Microscopic Imaging Technology in Cell Biology Research needed to be moved to an online format with Wang Qi and IDEX China’s help.
“We set up a live broadcast room in an IDEX facility meeting room, upgraded the network, and made arrangements for live broadcast equipment such as lighting that the university did not have. We did several rehearsals before bringing dozens of students a wonderful live online class. ” Wang Qi said. Professor Cai Liang from the University’s school of Life Sciences instructed the class and was very pleased the program was made possible citing its importance saying, “this course puts into practice the theory and methods of active learning and teaching and explores the training mode of undergraduate scientific research and innovation talents.”
Helen Xu, Human Resources Director of IDEX China spoke about the IDEX’s partnership with the University saying “Life Science Optics is an important part of IDEX Health & Science, and this course is one of many activities that IDEX China supports to give back to the community.” It’s also an example of IDEX’s school-enterprise collaboration initiative.
Thanks to Wang Qi, and IDEX China for their commitment to helping others learn.