Pollen Reference Collection
The Imaging and Computing Center is working with faculty from Environmental Studies, Geology, and Anthropology to create a set of images of pollen grains. The goal is to create a virtual pollen reference collection. The idea came from Bruce Bourque in Anthropology who wanted to introduce his class to Palynology. There were too many students in the class to use microscopes, so he needed another solution. They came to the ICC and we expanded the project to include more faculty and more pollen types.