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MSA Fellows Class of 2015
Microscopy Society of America (MSA) is now accepting nominations for the MSA Fellows, Class of 2015. The deadline is September 30, 2014.

The "MSA Fellow" designation is intended to recognize senior members of the Society who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the science and practice of microscopy imaging, analysis and diffraction techniques, and also to honor those who have had long-standing distinguished service to the Society.

A minimum of ten years MSA membership is required, except in very special circumstances, and no self-nominations will be accepted.  To submit a nomination, click here.

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.  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.

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.


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.

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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