July  2017

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MSA's 75th Anniversary Meeting

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2017 Meeting  

The M&M 2017 Meeting Guide and Exhibitor Directory is now available! Check your July issue of Microscopy Today, or view online.

The full M&M 2017 scientific program will be available on the M&M 2017 website starting on Monday, July 17.

It's not too late to register for the meeting! Online registration will remain open through the meeting dates. Go to the following link for the online registration portal.

Book your hotel room in St. Louis now! Many hotels are already sold out. http://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2017/hoteltravel/hotel.cfm

Science News
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Sculptor Hannah Imlach's piece, Fluorescence Projector. Hannah Imlach/Heriot-Watt, CC BY-SA
Beauty and the microscope: what science can learn from art
As a scientist, I consider myself artistic in neither my abilities nor my observations of the world around me - I am a physicist who has dedicated his career to controlled experiments, mathematical descriptions and quantifying all I observe. I've always seen art as the converse - as something unquantifiable and fundamentally opposite to science.   Read more  here.           

What is Digital Holographic Microscopy?
Digital holographic microscopy (DHM) is a type of microscopy that combines digital holography with microscopy to allow transparent cells to be visualized with classic cell culture plates.   Read more  here.           
How X-ray Microscopy Facilitates Game-Changing 3D Printing for Parts Manufacturers
3D printing turns digital models into three-dimensional objects by laying down successive material layers. Scientists at the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) Center, based at the Colorado School of Mines, use X-ray microscopy to help them understand the crucial relationship between the internal structure of a material and its mechanical behavior.   Read more    here.  
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Association News

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MSA President's June Blog
I am using my June blog to encourage you to support the programming of the Society's Student Council (StC) by using a new feature on the MSA website. We now have a Donate button prominently highlighted in the website banner. The Society had developed this feature to allow individuals or organizations to support MSA's mission over and above their annual dues, and the plan was to debut this at the 75th anniversary meeting. However, since several individuals have asked about the possibility of sponsoring the StC-organized Inaugural Pre-Meeting Congress (PMC) for Early Career Professionals, we have rolled this out a month early to allow MSA members to do so. Any funds donated during the month of July will go to support the Student Council's PMC.  Read more here.

MSA Fellows Class of 2018  
The Microscopy Society of America is accepting nominations for MSA Fellow, Class of 2018. This major Society award honors MSA members of at least 10 years for "significant contributions to the advancement of the field of microscopy and microanalysis" through both their scientific accomplishments AND service to MSA. In very special circumstances the 10 year membership requirement may be waived. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

The Society encourages all of its Members to participate in honoring eligible colleagues in the field of microscopy by nominating them for MSA Fellow. The deadline is September 30, 2017. For instructions on the nomination process and submission of a nomination, please click here. For further information or questions please contact AssociationManagement@microscopy.org.

Follow MSA Student Council on Social Media
Did you know that the MSA Student Council has both a Twitter and Facebook page? Follow and like them today to get all the latest updates on the Student Council's activities.

MSA to Discontinue Society 800 Number
The Society has now discontinued its 800 number. Most members can call the MSA office at the regular telephone number, 703-234-4115, without incurring long distance charges (e.g, via cell phone). Alternatively, members wishing to speak to an MSA Staff Member by telephone can e-mail the office AssociationManagement@microscopy.org with a short message and call-back number. Please let us know if you have any concerns about this change.
In Memoriam

It is with sadness that we announce that Professor Hatsujiro Hashimoto, MSA Fellow, passed away on April 15th, 2017.

Professor Hashimoto served on the IFSM Executive Board as the President from 1982 through 1986 and was the chairperson of the 11th International Congress on Electron Microscopy (ICEM) in Kyoto, Japan, 1986.

His interests were not only the development of microscopy in materials science, but also increasing the international activity of microscopy societies.

We salute Professor Hashimoto's enormous contribution to electron microscopy and microscopy societies.

IFSM Award Nominations due July 30

The International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) gives out awards in four categories in recognition of lifetime achievement to an international leader in each category, to be presented at the quadrennial International Microscopy Congress. The call for nominations for these awards, to be presented at IMC19 in Sydney next year, has just now been extended to July 30.

These awards originated with the John M. Cowley Medal in 2006, but starting in 2014 comparable awards in three other categories were added. Each awardee gives a plenary lecture at the International Microscopy Congress (IMC) at which they are honored. A list of these awards, the area of microscopy to be honored, and prior awardees are given below.

John M. Cowley Medal (diffraction and microscopy)
Sumio Iijima (2006)
Wolfgang Baumeister (2010)
John C. H. Spence (2014)

Vernan E. Cosslett Medal (optics and instrumentation)
Ondrej L. Krivanek (2014)

Hatsujiro Hashimoto Medal (physical sciences applications)  
Chunlin Jia (2014)

Eduard Kellenberger Medal (biological sciences applications)
Alasdair Steven (2014)

Please nominate a deserving colleague by downloading the nomination form, completing, and sending to IFSM Awards Chair, Joachim Mayer

Local Affiliated Societies
Local Affiliated Societies News
by Bev Maleeff, LAS Director

MSA's Local Affiliated Societies provide networking and outreach opportunities for the microscopy community. The list of LAS can be found on the LAS community page at http://microscopy.org/communities/local.cfm.

LAS/AReS Breakfast Meeting at M&M 2017
The annual LAS/AReS breakfast meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 8 at 7:15 AM in Room 280 at the Convention Center. Invitations were sent to the LAS Presidents of record in late June. Each LAS may send 2 representatives to the meeting. RSVP by July 20th so we can save a place for you!

PLEASE NOTE: The MAS 50th Anniversary lecture "Microanalysis: What is it, Where Did it Come From, and Where is it Going?" presented by Dale Newbury, is scheduled from 7:30-8:30AM on Tuesday, August 8, i.e., at the same time as the meeting.

Election of the new LAS Director will take place during the meeting, so if you are the designated representative from your LAS and you want to attend the anniversary lecture, please appoint a proxy to attend the LAS/AReS meeting and cast a vote in your place. Every vote counts!

LAS Meetings

Here is a preliminary list of Fall 2017 LAS meetings, as gathered from LAS websites:
Sept 27
Iowa Microscopy Society (IMS)
Sept 29
Midwest Microscopy 
Society (MMS)
Oct. 19-20
Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society (AReMS)
Nov. 1
Michigan Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (MMMS)
Nov. 3
Oklahoma Microscopy Society (OMS)

Check the individual LAS websites for more details.

If your LAS is planning a meeting, please let me know at least 2 months in advance so I can announce it in an upcoming issue of the MSA Update.

Support your local affiliated society! Invite students & early career scientists & technologists to your LAS meetings. Better yet, bring a new member to your local meeting and get them involved!

LAS Programs
MSA provides LAS support with Tour Speakers, Grants-in-Aid and Special Meeting grants. Details can be found at http://www.microscopy.org/communities/programs.cfm. Funds are still available for Fall 2017. Please contact me as soon as possible if your LAS is interested in applying, and you haven't already received funding this year.

As always, you may contact me at beverly.e.maleeff@gsk.com with comments, questions or concerns. Look for me at the MSA MegaBooth at M&M 2017!

See you in St. Louis!!

Focused Interest Group 
Focused Interest Group Update
Andrew Vogt, FIG Director

Did you know that there are 11 FIGs that promote a specific discipline to microscopy? Click here to check them out and contact the leader to get more information. If you are interested in joining one or more of them, please complete the membership form. You can also join a FIG when renewing your MSA membership; students may join one FIG at no cost.
Renu Sharma was elected as Co-Chair of the FIG Committee. Please welcome her to that role. 
Two Pre-Meeting Congresses were approved for the 2017 meeting in St. Louis, one organized by the Aberration Corrected Electron Microscopy FIG and one organized by Focused Ion Beam FIG. Requests for a Pre-Meeting Congress in 2018 will be reviewed and approved at the 2017 Winter Council meeting in January.

JobMSA Job Placement Services

Questions? contact: Dave Tomlin (Placement Office Chair) or Bob Dziuban (Association Management)

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