This Just In! The Deadline for the Call for Papers Has Been Extended by One Week!

The M&M 2022 Call for Papers has been EXTENDED by one week to Thursday, February 24 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Don’t Forget to Submit your Abstract for M&M2022!

The deadline to submit is February 17, 2022 by 11:59 PM PST.

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On The Scope – A Masterclass in Practical Scanning Electron Microscopy

The Ohio State University Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis is offering a training program covering the fundamentals of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) operation.

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Submit your M&M2023 Symposium Ideas before it is too late!

You can still submit your symposium ideas to the M&M 2023 Executive Program Committee!

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Please Welcome our New MAS Directors and MAS Secretary

The election results are in! MAS is pleased to welcome to the Executive Council, Directors Assel Aitkaliyeva (University of Florida) and Thomas Lam (Smithsonian Institution), and Secretary Owen Neill (University of Michigan)!

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We Have a New Goldstein Scholar!

MAS is pleased to announce that the Goldstein Scholar has been awarded to Dara Laczniak from Purdue University. Her project is titled ” Understanding Space Weathering of Carbon-Rich Asteroids Through In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy”.

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M&M 2023 Call for Symposium Ideas

The M&M 2023 Executive Program Committee wants to hear from you! Symposium topics are being solicited in the areas of biological sciences, physical sciences and analytical sciences/instrumentation advances.

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Don’t forget to vote in the MAS Election!

MAS Election season is here! The election will run until December 1st. Two people are running for the position of MAS Director, and one person for the position of MAS Secretary.

In Memory of our Microanalysis Colleague Daniel Kent Ross

We are saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague Daniel Kent Ross.

MAS Events at M&M2021

Cast your vote for the Microscopy Today 2021 Micrograph Awards!

Voting is now open for the Microscopy Today 2021 Micrograph Awards! Cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

One more day to get the Early Bird registration rate for M&M 2021!

Don’t miss out on the discounted registration fee for M&M2021!

The Early Bird registration rate deadline was extended to June 15, 2021. Register by this Tuesday and save money at all registration levels.

Register here for M&M 2021!

Congratulations to the 2021 Major Award Winners!

The Major Awards of the Society honor distinguished scientific contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis by technologists and by scientists at various career stages, as well as distinguished service to the Society. The honor will be conferred at the upcoming Microscopy & Microanalysis 2021 (M&M 2021) meeting.


Please congratulate this year’s awards winners!


Hideyuki Takahashi

John Fournelle
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Yimei Zhu
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Katherine Burgess
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

ZEISS SCOPEs Grant: Apply to win a free microscope for your K-12 classroom

Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC, a MAS Sustaining Member, is pleased to announce the Science Classroom Outreach Program for Educators (SCOPEs) Grant. Each month, they will award one winner with a ZEISS classroom microscope package including an optical microscope, digital camera, and software.
Combined with video chat software or in-person smartboard/projector, students can live tour microscopic specimens, teachers can collect UHD 4K images for lecture notes and homework assignments, and science programs as a whole can be taken to the next level.
Who can apply for this grant:
  • K–12 science educators who are looking for a way to virtually share microscopy lessons.
  • Schools located in the United States.

Anyone interested can find out more information and apply here: ZEISS SCOPEs Grant

Virtual EPMA Workshop from Athens

Athens WorkshopThe Agricultural University of Athens has announced that it will be holding a five-day workshop from 5-9 April 2021 on the use of the electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA). There will be a particular emphasis on modern developments and geological applications.  The workshop is designed to educate undergraduates, graduates, and early career researchers in the theory and practice of EPMA.   The program consists of a set of online lectures covering topics ranging from conventional major element quantitative analysis to new developments in X-ray mapping, trace element analysis, measuring oxidation state and water content of hydrous glasses, and characterizing meteorites. A poster presentation from participants on the first day using Gather.Town will help participants get to know each other and highlight topics of interest for the rest of the course. Additionally, participants will have the option to acquire one to two days of hands-on data on the EPMA housed at our lab (Laboratory of Mineralogy and Geology; Agricultural University of Athens).

Interested individuals should consult the meeting website.