Technologists' Forum

The mission of the Technologists' Forum is to promote those aspects of microscopy of interest to technologists. The Tech Forum is an MSA Committee with representation on Council by a liaison. Activities and benefits of the Tech Forum are available to all MSA members who wish to join. There is no extra fee to be a member of the Tech Forum. Their booth is part of the MSA Megabooth at the annual M&M meeting.

The Tech Forum is headed by a governing Board consisting of a Chair, vice-chair (selected by the Chair, approved by the Board, succeeds the Chair), and a past-chair; a secretary and booth chair(s) as appointed by the Chair with Board approval; plus optional special program advisors as chosen by the Chair with Board approval. Each term in office, except for special program advisors, is three years.

Some of the activities currently undertaken by the group include:

More information on the Technologists' Forum may be obtained by calling (703) 234-4115 or by sending an email to Association Management.


Page Baluch, PhD
Research Scientist
Arizona State University
(480) 727-0725

Past through Present Technologists' Forum Chairs:

1982-1987 Deborah Clayton
1988-1990 Jose Mascorro
1991-1993 John Basgen
1994-1996 Sandy Silvers
1997-1999 Bev Maleeff
2000-2002 Jeanette Killius
2003-2005 Cathy Johnson
2006-2008 Valerie Woodward
2009-2011 Frank Macaluso
2012-2014 John Chandler
2015-2017 Caroline Miller
2018-2020 Janice Pennington