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MSA Election Results
The Microscopy Society of America would like to thank all members who participated in the recent online vote for the 2015 Officers and Directors, as well as all who have agreed to serve MSA as a volunteer in the coming year.

We are pleased to report the election results for our new Officers and Directors:

President-Elect: Mike Marko, Wadsworth Center

Secretary: Pamela Lloyd, UES, Inc./Wright-Patterson AF Base

Director, Biological Sciences: Esther Bullitt, Boston University

Director, Physical Sciences: Paul Voyles, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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.

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.

Congratulations to the Nobel Prize Winners!

Cambridge University Press and Microscopy and Microanalysis congratulate the recent Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry:

Stefan W. Hell

Eric Betzig

William Moerner

Drs. Hell and Betzig have previously published in Microscopy and Microanalysis.

Nanoscopy with Focused Light, Stefan W. Hell

Multifocal Three-Dimensional Imaging with Optical Lattice Excitation, Eric Betzig

Facile Synthesis of Photoactivatable Rhodamines for Super-Resolution Microscopy, Eric Betzig

 Please consider joining many others in publishing your important research in Microscopy and Microanalysis, a leading journal in the field of microscopy with a current IF of 2.16.

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.


MSA Certification Board announces dates for 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.

WANTED: Symposium ideas for M&M 2016 in Columbus, Ohio!
Now is your chance to have a say about the symposia offered at M&M 2016. If you’d like to see a topic not recently offered, or to suggest a topic you are interested in, or if you would like to get involved with the meeting by organizing a symposium in 2016, this is your opportunity!

The M&M 2016 Executive Program Committee wants to hear from you. We are now developing symposium topics in the areas of biology, physical science and instrumentation advances. We need to get a title, a brief (and we mean brief – one paragraph please) description of the symposium and names & contact info for 1-2 people who would be willing and able to be symposium organizers.

Please send this information to Questions? Email the program chair at the address above.

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