The MTSU Interdisciplinary Microanalysis and Imaging Center (MIMIC) is a core facility for microscopy and other characterization equipment that is centrally located in the Forrest Hall Annex and housed administratively in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. This shared resource for research in structural biology and materials science is scheduled to be fully operational by early Fall 2006. The Center is run on a fee-for-usage basis. Currently part-time Technical and Administrative Directors as well as a part-time Technical Manager are associated with the facility. An Advisory Board reviews and approves policy and procedures for Center operation. The renovation of the space has been funded by the President’s Office, the Provosts Office, MTSU Foundation Special Projects Committee, which generously awarded its entire 2005-2006 budget to the project, matching funds from an NSF-funded instrument, the Dean of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Technology & Industrial Studies, Geosciences, and the College of Liberal Arts. This represents the most inclusive collaborative effort in science at MTSU to date, aside from the new science building.