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Online registration for M&M 2014 is now open!
Online registration for the meeting is now open! M&M 2014 will be held August 3-7 at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford, CT. Don't delay -  Register now!

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.  Learn more about submitting a proposal.

Time to renew your MSA membership!
2013 has certainly been a successful year for MSA, and we are looking forward to M&M 2014 meeting in Hartford. Our goal is to provide you with more value for your membership, including:
• A subscription to the Microscopy and Microanalysis Journal;
• Our magazine, Microscopy Today, now with over 17,000 subscribers;
• Reduced registration fees for the Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting;
• Increased funding for Student Awards;
• Increased funding for Local Affiliated Societies.
Your Membership Dues Renewal is due on or before December 31, 2013, and may be done online. While you are there, be sure to review your contact information and Edit Profile as needed.
 Renew your membership NOW!

Microscopy Society of America Observes Change of Leadership for the 2014 Calendar Year
MSA held its 2014 Winter Council Meeting on February 15-16, 2014, thereby marking the change of leadership from Immediate Past President Ernie Hall to President Jeanette Killius. Jeanette served as President-Elect in 2013 and will serve as President in 2014, to become Past-President in 2015.  Read more.

Save the Date: M&M 2014
M&M 2014 is four full days of sessions, workshops, posters, symposia, tutorials and networking events, taking place August 3-7, 2014 in Harford, Connecticut.  Learn More

The Microscopy Society of America would like to thank all members who participated in the recent online vote for the 2014 Officers and Directors, as well as all who have agreed to serve MSA as a volunteer in the coming year.

We are pleased to report the election results for our new Officers and Directors:

President-Elect: John Mansfield, University of Michigan North, Ann Arbor, MI

Treasurer: Peter Crozier, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Director, Biological Sciences: Teresa Ruiz, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Director, Physical Sciences: Paul Kotula, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM


In Memoriam: Gareth Thomas (1932–2014)
Gareth Thomas, founder of Berkeley Lab’s National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) and one of the world’s foremost experts on electron microscopy, passed away on February 6. He was 81.  Click here to read his obituary on the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory website.

President's Blog - 2013 Retrospective
As the "orderly change of power" takes place in the MSA leadership, 2013 President Ernie Hall takes a look back at the Society's activities and accomplishments, and acknowledges the support of MSA volunteers and all Society members.  Read More...

M&M 2013 Student and Young Scientists' Perspective
What did students and young scientists have to say about the 2013 Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana? The feedback is in - watch the video slideshow to find out! Thank you to all of those who participated in the survey for sharing your valuable opinions and comments on the meeting.  View the video now!

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.

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