Attention Students!

If you are looking for inexpensive accommodations for the meeting, there are several options available. Sharing a room with a friend or two can bring your lodging cost down to as low as $35-$50/night. Check out the M&M 2012 hotel grid and click here to make your hotel reservations online.

MSA Student Bursary Program for M&M 2012

Once again, MSA is offering the student bursary program for the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2012 meeting. The purpose of this program is to encourage students to attend the annual meeting where they can meet and interact with the established microscopy community and defray some meeting costs.

Program details:

  • Students work for a minimum of 20 hours (or up to 40 hours) during the meeting (Sunday evening, July 29 – Thursday afternoon, Aug. 2) or pre-meeting events (Sunday, July 29)
  • Jobs include providing support in the different symposia (e.g. assisting with audio-visual needs, speaker set-up, maintaining an attendance count), staffing the volunteer office, monitoring use of the Internet Café, and helping with vendor tutorials or poster set-up.
  • Payment is $10/hour
  • Cash meal allotment of $10 for each morning and/or afternoon session worked
  • Added bonus of a meeting shirt
  • Payment is given as a check at the end of the meeting (August 2) or when the student leaves Phoenix

Criteria for applicants:

  • Must be a member of MSA or MAS
  • Must be currently enrolled as a student at a recognized educational institution
  • Must have paid the meeting student registration fee ($50)

Once the scientific program has been finalized, each student registered for this program will be contacted and allowed to choose the times and activities they would like to work.

If you would like to participate in the MSA bursary program for 2012, please check the "I wish to apply for a student bursary" box in section 2 of the meeting registration form. Space is limited, so sign up early.

If you have any questions about the bursary/volunteer program, or would like to participate, please contact:

Amanda Lawrence
Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies
Mississippi State University