Analytical Lab

Science education at Sul Ross State and in West Texas made an exciting advance in April of 2013 with the delivery of a state-of-the art Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The microscope, along with lab upgrades exceeding $500,000, is administered by the Adelante Tejas program at Sul Ross, in partnership with San Antonio College, to increase enrollment, progress and graduation in the sciences. The project was 100 percent funded through a U.S. Department of Education grant (#P031C110039).

The SEM adds significantly to the school’s research capacity and will be available to all students and faculty for a broad array of basic education and research in the natural and physical sciences. “A student attending a larger school probably wouldn’t get close to a SEM as an undergrad," said Dr. Kevin Urbanczyk, professor of geology and lead for the Analytical Insrumentation course.

To view the SEM and other equipment, view our Analytical Lab Equipment page.


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Recent Research Trips

Boquillas Canyon

Recent Reports

Upper Rio Grande BBEST Report

SAWC Project Summary 2004-2009

Recent Media

Marfa Public Radio Talk at Ten - (Rio Grande/Confluence Film, 12/11/12)

Marfa Public Radio Talk at Ten - (Scanning Electron Microscope, 4/26/13)

SEM Request Form

To request use of the Scanning Electron Microscope as an operator or to have the Analytical Lab Technician run your samples, complete the SEM Request Form.

Return form to the Analytical Lab Technician by:

Mail: Sul Ross State University
Box C-139, Alpine, TX  79832

Rebecca Percoco

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