A better online microbiology simulation

VUMIE is a “flight simulator” for the Microbiology lab, a simulation that requires the same heads-on, hands-on effort students must master in the wetlab.  It provides meaningful practice for microbiology students, tests student proficiencies in micro lab skills and knowledge, and is a basic component of many online and hybrid microbiology labs taught worldwide.

Screenshot from VUMIE microbiology lab simulation

Product features

  • Over 120 possible bacteria identified using more than 50 common biochemical tests found in microbiology labs
  • Free lab manual with features like “Save the Patient“, “Creating Scientific Posters“, “Rapid ID Systems for Bacterial ID”.  There’s even instructions on how to set up a Fantasy Microbiology League activity
  • Inclusion of “Lab Safety” discussion in the online “Help” system
  • Extensive video-based tutorials for basic lab skills
  • One-click submission of pdf lab reports to instructors
  • Special “Admin Console” software which allows instructors to customize student assignments
  • Support for Windows® and Mac®.  There is not support currently for Chromebook, Android, or iPad tablet devices
  • Automatically installs updates to keep the software current and trouble-free

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