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ICBR Electron Microscopy Core is celebrating the opening of a second location at CGRC/ICBR wing with an Open House event October 12th & 13th, 2016.
Hitachi High Technologies, America and Electron Microscopy Sciences/ Quorum Technologies will provide presentations and demonstrations to include the ICBR life science dedicated SU5000 field-emission scanning electron microscope, HILEM IL1000 Ionic Liquid and Quorum Technologies PP3010T Cryo preparation for SEM.

The ICBR EM Core has been servicing UF researchers, not-for-profit organizations and commercial research for over 25 years. Our accessible experts with many years of microscopy experience provide customer focused, results oriented professional electron microscopy services with long lasting user relationships with industry and academia.

This is a free, two-day event that will provide registrants access to the new core location, hear about biological scanning electron microscopy instrumentation, sample processing and other services the core offers. Registrants may register in advance and bring a sample to demo the SU5000 FE-SEM. Lunch will be provided with advanced registration.

The Clemson Light Imaging Facility is holding its 3rd Annual Microscopy Symposium (October 20, 2016) and Micrograph Competition (HOOKEd on Microscopy)! Both were a big success last year, and we hope to have an even better event this year!

Please share with your students and colleagues about the micrograph competition. First prize is a $300 Visa gift card! (SEMS’ President, Amelia Dupree, is one of the expert judges this year!)
The deadline for submission is September 15. the news that a micrograph competition.

You are all invited to come to Clemson for a great day of talks, demonstrations and tours! SEMS’ own Robert Simmons will be our keynote speaker for the symposium!




Robert Simmons, of SEMS, will be on the National Geographic channel this coming Friday (the 29th) at 6 PM. The show is called “Blow Your Mind”.

Richard Martens of University of Alabama Central Analytical Facility contributed these articles.

The Southeastern Microscopy Society (SEMS), a local affiliate society of MSA, just wrapped up a successful meeting in Columbia SC from May 21-23. It was our 50th Anniversary! The meeting was well attended with almost 100 participants and great support from our corporate members. During the 2 and half days of talks, we had featured presentations by John Mansfield (from the University of Michigan) on “Microanalysis and Cultural Heritage: the Melding of Art and Microscopy” and David Smith (from Arizona State University) on “Exploring Resolution Limits in the Electron Microscope.” As part of our 50th anniversary celebration we had a special symposium with retrospective talks by 3 or our senior members; Johnny Carson, Sara Miller and Bob Price. MSA President Jeanette Killius attended the meeting and participated in our workshop on career development. A major focus of our meetings is our Ruska Competition, named for Ernst and Helmut Ruska, initial pioneers of electron microscopy. This is a rigorous competition for students involving judging of an oral presentation and a written document. Serenity Stokes Cox, from Winthrop University, and Kathryn Morris Dye, from the University of Georgia, were selected as the Ruska co-winners from the 8 top-notch presentations by students

Simmons Faculty Award

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