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Coming soon: The new MSA website!

MSA is excited to announce the upcoming release of our newly redesigned website! We have crafted the updated site to reflect what our members have told us they need and desire from their association website.


One of the first things you will notice will be the responsive design of the website - the new MSA website will be optimized for viewing on any device! Along with streamlined site menus and easy navigation, the updated MSA website will provide simple and quick access to the information that you want. By providing an improved website to our members and others seeking information about our organization, we hope to expand our reach and provide you with the website experience you need for gathering, sharing and learning information related to your association.


We will be sending an email to our members to let you know when the new MSA site goes live within the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for it!


Take a look at the M&M 2015 preliminary program, now available on our website by clicking here. Don't forget to register for M&M 2015 on or before June 22 for the early rates!

The MSA Facebook page regularly posts Science News for you to read, like, share and engage in discussion with others. Haven't found us on Facebook yet? Join the conversation today!

Scientists have invented a rather groundbreaking type of microscope that connects to a smartphone and provides real-time diagnosis of blood parasites. READ MORE...

Researchers have managed to create superlubricity in a large sample by getting graphene to wrap around nanoscopic diamonds, creating something akin to tiny ball bearings. READ MORE...

Researchers have found a way to observe fermions better, building a microscope that allows a thousand particles to be viewed at the same time.  READ MORE...


In vivo multiphoton microscopy may reveal characteristics of BCC lesions

Noninvasive in vivo multiphoton microscopy revealed several characteristic features of basal cell carcinoma lesions in a recently published study of a limited patient population. READ MORE...

Scientists have moved graphene-the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon-a significant
step along the path from lab bench novelty to commercially viable material for new electronic applications. READ MORE...
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LAS Director 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 meeting is:

Check the meeting link for additional details. 


Where will you be from August 2 through 6?  I hope you'll be joining us at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2015 in Portland, OR!  Registration is open and early registration rates are in effect until June 22.


Local affiliated society meetings provide a great opportunity for established microscopists to interact with students at all levels.  This kind of professional networking is even more 'magnified' at M&M2015.  Did you know that MSA provides student bursaries that provide compensation for working while attending M&M?  Or that there is a Student Mixer where student attendees can network with their peers and meet MSA officers and committee chairs?  Encourage the students in your LAS to attend M&M2015.  The enthusiasm from participating in these events can continue to your LAS' fall and winter meetings.


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 as we get closer to M&M 2015.  Please make sure that your LAS contact information on the website is correct.

See you in Portland!


Bev Maleeff, LAS Director

Current Local Affiliated Societies

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