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MSA Certification Board announces dates for 2014 and 2015 CEMT Exams
Individuals with the requisite educational and/or occupational qualifications can attain certification by completing an application and passing both written and practical examinations. Successful candidates are awarded an official numbered MSA Certificate and a Certification Pin. Two examination cycles are offered each year.  Click here for more information.

Congratulations to the MSA Major Society Award Winners for 2014!
On behalf of the MSA Awards committee, please join me in congratulating our 2014 major Society award winners. They are:

Distinguished Scientist, Biological Sciences – Dr. Wah Chiu, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Distinguished Scientist, Physical Sciences – Dr. David Smith, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Burton Medal – Dr. Maria Varela, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Hildegard H. Crowley Outstanding Technologist Award, Biological Sciences – Dr. Hong Yi, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Chuck Fiori Outstanding Technologist Award, Physical Sciences – Dr. Eddy Garcia-Meitin, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan

Morton D. Maser Distinguished Service Award – Michael Marko, Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York

Albert Crewe Award in Physical Sciences – Dr. Jinwoo Hwang, University of California, Santa Barbara, California

George Palade Award in Biological Sciences – Dr. Ricardo Guerrero-Ferreira, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland  Read more about the MSA Major Society Awards.

The Ernst-Ruska-Prize 2015 of the German Society for Electron Microscopy
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektronenmikroskopie invites you propose candidates for the Ernst-Ruska-Prize. The prize is awarded for work carried out by younger scientists pioneering new capabilities of electron microscopy as a scientific technique through innovative instrumentation or novel methods of basic and general interest. Deadline is November 30, 2014.  Learn more about submitting a proposal.

MSA Major Society Awards 2015
Microscopy Society of America (MSA) is now accepting nominations for the major Society Awards. The deadline is November 15, 2014.

Distinguished Scientist Awards

These Awards annually recognize a preeminent senior scientist from each of the Biological and Physical Sciences who has a long-standing record of achievement during his or her career in the field of microscopy or microanalysis. Past recipients

Burton Medal

The Burton Medal was initiated to honor annually the distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis by a scientist who is less than 40 years of age on January 1st of the award year (i.e., the awardee to be honored at M&M 2013 cannot have been born earlier than 1974). Past recipients

Outstanding Technologist Awards

These Awards annually honor a technologist from each of the Biological and Physical Sciences who has made significant contributions, such as the development of new techniques that have contributed to the advancement of microscopy and microanalysis. Past recipients

Morton D. Maser Distinguished Service Award

This Award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to the Society as exemplified by Mort Maser, who served the Society for many years with great dedication. This award is made annually to honor an MSA member who has provided significant volunteer service to the Society over a sustained period of time. Past recipients

The Albert Crewe Award

The Albert Crewe Award was initiated to recognize annually the distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis in the physical sciences of a postdoctoral fellow of not more than 6 years' standing since doctoral graduation. Past recipients

The George Palade Award

The George Palade Award was initiated to recognize annually the distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis in the life sciences of a postdoctoral fellow of not more than 6 years' standing since doctoral graduation. Past recipients  For more information on these awards and the nomination process, click here.

Congratulations to the class of 2014 MSA Fellows!
MSA is very proud of the Class of 2014 Fellows. These eminent scientists have contributed much to many fields of microscopy over the years. Please join me in welcoming our latest Class of Fellows: Dr. Gianluigi Botton, Dr. Abhaya Datye, Dr. Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, Dr. Lucille A. Giannuzzi, Dr. Thomas Kelly, Dr. John Mansfield, Dr. Martha McCartney, Dr. Xiaoquing Pan and Dr. David Piston.  Click here to learn more about each of the 2014 Fellows.


 

September 2014 President's Blog
September is a busy month. We wrapped up the M&M 2014 meeting and sent delegates and students to the International Microscopy Conference-18 (IMC-18) in Prague, CZ, September 7-12. We are putting the finishing touches on the program for M&M 2015 in Portland, OR, August 2-6, 2015 and asking for input for symposia for M&M 2016 in Columbus, OH, July 24-28, 2016. In addition, nominations are now being accepted for Fellows of MSA and for the major Society award categories.  Read more.

WANTED: Symposium ideas for M&M 2016 in Columbus, Ohio!
Now is your chance to have a say about the symposia offered at M&M 2016. If you’d like to see a topic not recently offered, or to suggest a topic you are interested in, or if you would like to get involved with the meeting by organizing a symposium in 2016, this is your opportunity!

The M&M 2016 Executive Program Committee wants to hear from you. We are now developing symposium topics in the areas of biology, physical science and instrumentation advances. We need to get a title, a brief (and we mean brief – one paragraph please) description of the symposium and names & contact info for 1-2 people who would be willing and able to be symposium organizers.

Please send this information to MM2016ProgramChair@microscopy.org. Questions? Email the program chair at the address above.

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