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Mississippi State University and the I²AT support a wide range of research, development and analytical services for the university, collaborative academic institutions and industry throughout the world. Through our outreach activities we continue to establish new partners and strive to deepen the existing synergistic partnerships with local, regional, national and international industries. These partnerships capitalize and leverage the Universities state-of-the-art technologies and expertise, in a way that is mutually beneficial to all concerns. Mississippi State University continually invests in the latest technologies and therefore can provide superior technological resources and expertise to achieve world-class results. Whether your organization needs Mississippi State University and the I²AT to provide R&D, quality assurance or quality control services we can help satisfy the analytical needs facing life-science, engineering and industrial entities.

We encourage you to call if you have questions or would like to discuss our capabilities at (662-325-3019) or by email:

It is our goal to provide you with superior service and data to meet the microscopy and micro-analytical needs of your organization.

Outreach Activities

Mississippi State University and the I²AT are deeply committed to working to support school systems, individual schools, classrooms, teachers and students to promote STEM and other educational opportunities and develop programs that educate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

We believe strongly that advancing STEM education requires collaboration among industry, educators, policy makers and families that is why participation we engage in activities that bring state-of-the-art technologies, the beauty of the microscopic world, and the enthusiasm of scientific research to K-12, undergraduates, and the community as a whole. The technologies available at I²AT are out of reach for the individual classroom or school to acquire personally, but are made accessible through a variety of outreach efforts.

I2AT Tours

Electronic Classroom Accessibility

Does class size, distance, or convenience limit your ability to visit and/or utilize I²AT? You can still bring the capabilities of state-of-the-art microscopy and X-ray diffraction to your classroom, school, or special interest group. Arrangements can be made for you to experience and share the capabilities of the instrumentation at I²AT from a distant location. You could even image your own samples from a distance. That is, samples can be shipped to I²AT, where they can be prepared appropriately and then viewed from a remote location. For more information please call (662) 325-3019.

Annual Insect Rearing Workshop

The annual Insect Rearing Workshop is an intensive 5-day study designed to cover all the major areas of laboratory rearing of insects. Since it was first offered in 2000 there have been more than 300 students attending from 39 different states and 22 different countries.