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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.

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.

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.

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.


President's Blog: August 2014, M&M 2014 in Review
The M&M 2014 conference in Hartford, CT, held in conjunction with IUMAS-6, was a rousing success! We had 1655 attendees and more than 1100 exhibitors, representing 115 companies for a total of 2782 registrants. This is 3% higher than last year and showed an increase of 5% for exhibitors. There were 42 symposia with 625 platform presentations and nearly 500 posters. This makes M&M 2014 the second most successful meeting ever!  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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