LAS Spotlight: Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio (MSNO)
New outreaching efforts of Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio (MSNO) in 2015
Min Gao (Current MSNO president)
MSNO has recently started to elevate the efforts to connect with different local groups, for example, students, microscopy facilities and professionals beyond MSNO's traditional Cleveland-Akron-Kent coverage, technical societies in related fields in northeastern Ohio, local companies, etc. These efforts, initialized by the new leadership, are part of our new comprehensive approach to respond to some of the challenges faced by many of the technical societies like us. We believe that these timely adjustments combined with the strong foundation built over the years could make MSNO a more sustainable success.
MSNO, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, has been an active regional group in the past and in the recent years. A well-established program includes two small annual meetings (2 talks and dinner format, with 40-70 attendees for each meeting) in winter and fall, a local May Conference (with 170-180 attendees in recent years) co-organized with 3 other local societies (with MSNO as the leading and most active party), a strong sponsorship from vendors, and an active website and LinkedIn/Facebook pages.
LAS Director's Message
The Local Affiliated Societies are the MSA local outreach to the microscopy community in over 25 locations. The list of LAS can be found here.
Please support your local affiliated society! An upcoming LAS event is:
Check the link for additional details. You will also find an interesting article about MSNO, written by MSNO President Min Gao, elsewhere in this MSA Update.
Local affiliated society meetings usually take a break during the summer, and many LAS are planning now for their fall meetings. Take the time to learn about your local affiliated society and take advantage of the networking and volunteer opportunities for you, your staff and students.
Microscopy & Microanalysis 2015 is fast approaching. The LAS breakfast will be held during meeting week (Tuesday, 4 August), and up to 2 representatives from each LAS will be invited to attend. The breakfast is a combination of LAS business, networking and camaraderie. Invitations will be sent very soon to the representatives for whom I have contact information. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about your LAS.
See you in a few short weeks in Portland!
Bev Maleeff, LAS Director
Current Local Affiliated Societies