Zeiss Supports Science Education at San Diego School

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  Students at Albert Einstein Academy in San Diego use a microscope donated by Carl Zeiss.
SAN DIEGO—Carl Zeiss has donated a Zeiss Primo Star microscope to the Albert Einstein Academy, a K-8 public charter school in San Diego, Calif. The donation of the microscope, valued at over $2,000, was made as part of the school’s Day of Innovation celebration, which is organized and supported by the German-American San Diego Foundation.

“Zeiss began as a microscope company,” noted Uli Krauss, CEO of Carl Zeiss Vision North America, which is based in San Diego. “The optical principles we developed for microscopes formed the basis for innovation in many other optical fields, including eyeglasses. As an enabler of scientific research, and as part of the San Diego community, Zeiss is pleased to support the science program at Albert Einstein Academy.”

Stephan Hollmann, PhD, the German Honorary Consul in San Diego and president of the German American San Diego Foundation, remarked, “We are grateful for Carl Zeiss’ generous donation of a DV4 Research Microscope to the Albert Einstein Academies Middle School in San Diego. The students can now benefit from the results of more than 160 years of advanced research, innovation and German technology.”