Awards & Scholarships

2023 Society Awards Recipients


Distinguished Scientist Awards

These Awards recognize preeminent senior scientists from both the Biological and Physical disciplines who have a long-standing record of achievement during their career in the field of microscopy or microanalysis.

Distinguished Scientist — Physical Sciences
John Andrew Panitz


Burton Medal

The Burton Medal was initiated to honor the distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis of a scientist who is less than 40 years of age on January 1st of the award year.

Burton — Physical
Joe Patterson


Outstanding Technologist Awards

These Awards honor technologists from both the Biological (Hildegard H. Crowley Award) and Physical Sciences (Chuck Fiori Award) who have made significant contributions such as the development of new techniques which have contributed to the advancement of microscopy and microanalysis.

Hildegard H. Crowley Award
Patricia L. Jansma

Chuck Fiori Award
Matthew Michael Schneider


Morton D. Maser Distinguished Service Award

This Award was initiated to recognize outstanding volunteer service to the Society as exemplified by Mort Maser, who served the Society for many years with great dedication. This award is made to honor an MSA member who has provided significant volunteer service to the Society over a period of years.