Saturday, August 5, 2017 * 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Included in Registration Fee: Breakfast, AM Break, Lunch, PM Break
(Offsite social gatherings are being planned for Friday and Saturday evenings, as well.)
Organized by MSA Student Council
Program Chair: William J. Bowman, Arizona State University
Program Co-Chair: A. Cameron Varano, Virginia Tech (Biological Sciences)
Program Co-chair: Janet L. Gbur, Case Western Reserve University (Physical Sciences)
Activities & Social Chair: Ethan L. Lawrence, Arizona State University
To commemorate MSA's 75th anniversary, the Student Council is organizing an inaugural pre-meeting congress for early career professionals in microscopy & microanalysis, to be held on the Saturday preceding the M&M 2017 in St. Louis, MO. The event will be preceded by an informal get-together on Friday night, where participants can meet in a relaxed setting, and is scheduled to allow those interested to attend a Sunday short course or FIG-sponsored pre-meeting congress, or to enjoy a day in St. Louis with new friends.
This congress is organized by early career professionals, primarily for early career professionals, though all M&M registrants are welcome to attend. The pre-meeting will offer a highly interactive forum for participants to share cutting edge research, network, and engage with peers ahead of the main meeting. Invited speakers will be selected from among awardees to be honored at M&M 2017, giving attendees an opportunity to experience a sampling of the best research to be presented by their peers across scientific disciplines in biological science, physical science, analytical science and instrumentation. Contributed talks and posters will give attendees an opportunity to discuss their work with peers in an intimate and highly interactive setting. Further professional development opportunities will include a luncheon featuring a panel of recent graduates currently working in industry, academia, policy, and government labs.