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Sherwood Park, AB. — Seeing minute details using highly-specific microscopes is something you don’t see at most high schools. Fortunate students at Salisbury Composite High (SAL) will have the opportunity to view specimens at magnifications levels not typically seen in high school science labs thanks to the support of Alberta Innovates, the University of Alberta’s Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (CMASTE) and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT).

From May 8-12, students will be using a Scanning Electron Microscope in science labs. This type of microscope scans a focused electron beam over a surface to create an image. The electrons in the beam interact with the sample, producing various signals that can be used to obtain information about the surface topography and composition at a molecular level.

“This is a great opportunity for students interested in lab work and using complex microscopes,” says SAL science teacher, Michelle Wyman. “We’re excited, as these microscopes are something most high schools don’t normally have a chance to experience and use.”

Media are invited to view the microscopes in action.

Event details:
Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Salisbury Composite High science labs (20 Festival Way, Sherwood Park)

NOTE: Principals have the responsibility to limit media coverage only to students approved for interviews. Reporters attending the event are requested to receive permission from a school EIPS representative before interviewing or photographing students. Thank you for your co-operation, and for joining us.


Salisbury Composite High is located at 20 Festival Way in Sherwood Park and provides programming for more than 1,000 students in Grades 10 to 12. Located in Sherwood Park, the school is one of 42 schools within Elk Island Public Schools. For more information about the school visit



For more information contact:
Cathy Allen, principal, Salisbury Composite High, 780-467-8816
Laura McNabb, director, Communication Services, EIPS 780-417-8204 cell 780-405-4902