The MSA Student Council is organizing the second annual X60 Pre-meeting Congress (PMCx60) for Students, Postdocs, and Early-career Professionals in Microscopy & Microanalysis, to be held in conjunction with M&M 2018 in Baltimore. In addition to the premier technical program, the PMCx60 features informal get-togethers on Friday and Saturday nights so participants can meet in a relaxed setting. The PMCx60 is scheduled to allow attendees to participate in Sunday Short Courses or Focused Interest Group (FIG) sponsored PMCs, or to enjoy a free day in Baltimore with new friends.
The PMCx60 is organized by, and tailored to, students and early-career professionals, however all M&M registrants are welcome to attend. The PMCx60 offers a highly interactive forum for participants to discuss their cutting-edge research, and to network and engage with peers ahead of the main meeting. Speakers will be invited from awardees to be honored at M&M 2018, giving attendees an opportunity to sample the best research of their peers in biological science, physical science, analytical science, and instrumentation. Contributed talks and posters will give attendees an opportunity to share their work with peers in an intimate and casual setting. Further professional development opportunities will include a luncheon featuring a panel of recent graduates currently working in industry, academia, policy, and government labs.
The PMCx60 and M&M 2018 are wonderful opportunities for students (undergraduate and graduate), postdocs, and early-career professionals to network with peers, members of academia and industry, and vendors from a variety of top companies.
PMCx60 program highlights
PMCx60 financial aid
The PMCx60 organizers are pleased to offer financial support to qualifying PMCx60 registrants. All PMCx60 registrants are welcome to apply. The awards will be granted primarily on the basis of financial need — those who are unable to attend the PMCx60 without financial aid will be prioritized.
There is a limited number of financial aid awards available; to maximize the number of awards we are offering a reimbursement of $150 for students, and $235 for non-students. The aim here is to reimburse the cost of Early Rate registration, and provide $75 towards housing for PMCx60 attendees. Early Rate registration ends on June 25th, so register now!
If needed, we will prioritize individuals who are presenting posters at the PMCx60. The PMCx60 features two poster sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to share their work with peers ahead of the main M&M meeting. To submit a poster, email your accepted M&M paper, and the poster title to be printed in the PMCx60 program book, to Meeting Chairperson William Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are attending the full M&M meeting (Aug. 5-9) will also be prioritized if needed.
To apply for financial aid , please complete the PMCx60 Financial Aid Application Form.
Become a sponsor
To become a Sponsor, email us directly at email@example.com.
Benefits of sponsorship include
- Supporting the development of a thriving community of students and early career professionals in microscopy and microanalysis.
- Increased brand exposure to and recognition amongst the future leaders of the microscopy and microanalysis community.
- Recognition of support for students and early career professionals via online/printed PMCx60 promotional material and social networking initiatives.
- First access to network with the preeminent and award-winning young talent attending M&M 2018.
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Learn more about PMCx60
Learn more about M&M 2018 PMCx60:
M&M Call for Papers (available October 2017):
2017 PMCx60 (St. Louis) Final Program:
PMCx60 preliminary program
Laboratory for Electrochemical Interfaces
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biological Sciences Co-chair
Arizona State University