X60 Pre-meeting Congress for Students, Postdocs, and Early-career Professionals in Microscopy and Microanalysis
The MSA Student Council is organizing the second annual X60 Pre-meeting Congress (PMCx60) for Students, Postdocs, and Early-career Professionals in Microscopy & Microanalysis, to be held in conjunction with M&M 2018 in Baltimore. In addition to the premier technical program, the PMCx60 features informal get-togethers on Friday and Saturday nights so participants can meet in a relaxed setting. The PMCx60 is scheduled to allow attendees to participate in Sunday Short Courses or Focused Interest Group (FIG) sponsored PMCs, or to enjoy a free day in Baltimore with new friends.
The PMCx60 is organized by, and tailored to, students and early-career professionals, however all M&M registrants are welcome to attend. The PMCx60 offers a highly interactive forum for participants to discuss their cutting-edge research, and to network and engage with peers ahead of the main meeting. Speakers will be invited from awardees to be honored at M&M 2018, giving attendees an opportunity to sample the best research of their peers in biological science, physical science, analytical science, and instrumentation. Contributed talks and posters will give attendees an opportunity to share their work with peers in an intimate and casual setting. Further professional development opportunities will include a luncheon featuring a panel of recent graduates currently working in industry, academia, policy, and government labs.
The PMCx60 and M&M 2018 are wonderful opportunities for students (undergraduate and graduate), postdocs, and early-career professionals to network with peers, members of academia and industry, and vendors from a variety of top companies.
Pre-Meeting program highlights include
- Friday Evening Welcome Reception - To kick-off the PMCx60 with food, fellowship, and fun!
- Saturday Technical Program - Be the first to experience this unique opportunity to hear award-winning research from M&M 2018 awardees.
- Networking Luncheon - Enjoy lunch and panel discussion featuring recent graduates and industry professionals.
- Saturday Banquet - Celebrate the close of the PMCx60 with a reception in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor District.
Program Chair: William J. Bowman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biological Sciences Co-Chair: Bukola Obayomi, Arizona State University
Physical Sciences Co-Chair: Matt Caputo, Youngstown State University
Activities & Social Chair: Ethan L. Lawrence, Arizona State University
Learn more about M&M 2018 PMCx60:
M&M Call for Papers (available October 2017):
Official Meeting Guide Link: (coming soon)
2017 PMCx60 (St. Louis) Final Program: