|Oklahoma Microscopy Society (OMS)|
The Oklahoma Microscopy Society is a local affiliate society of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), the Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS) and the Oklahoma Academy of Science (OAS). The Society was founded as the Oklahoma Society for Electron Microscopy (Ok-SEM) in September 1977, becoming the 18th local affiliated society of MSA (then EMSA) and the 11th section of OAS. There are two scheduled meetings each year: (1) a technical meeting is held every fall in conjunction with the OAS and (2) a one- or two-day workshop is held every spring. Information about these meetings is located below.
An OMS membership form is available online in DOCX format or PDF format. A free reader for PDF files is at the Adobe web site. Membership in the Oklahoma Microscopy Society is available to anyone with an interest in microscopy. Corporate membership is $50, regular professional membership is $15 and student membership is $5 annually. Membership privileges include participation in society events, two newsletters/year and access to mailing lists. Advertisements are accepted from Corporate Members through the Secretary-Treasurer and Newsletter Editor (see Officers) and a free link to their WWW Corporate Home Page is provided.
The current OMS newsletter (Fall, 2013) is available online at this link (in PDF format). An archive of OMS newsletters is available at http://www.microscopy.ou.edu/oms-newsletters/.
This year's topic was Multitasking in Multidimensions: 3D imaging and Analysis. The workshop featured talks on scanning probe microscopy, confocal microscopy, 3D optical microscopy, with afternoon tours of major microscopy facilities on campus. Archived here is a printable online poster (in PDF format) from the workshop.
Kid's Night, preceded the workshop and was held from 5:00 to 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in room 157 George Lynn Cross Hall. Children had a great opportunity to operate an actual scanning electron microscope (Hitachi TM-3000) using a sample of their own choosing, as well as participating in some physics experiments. For more information, see the archived 2013 Kid's Night Flyer.
The 2014 Spring Workshop, if tradition holds, will be held at the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation at Ardmre Oklahoma in the spring. Plans are still being formulated.
A listserv list is now available for all of the members at: OMS-L@lists.ou.edu, to the OMS Executive Board at: OMS-EXEC@lists.ou.edu, and to all of the OMS Corporate members at: OMS-CORP@lists.ou.edu.
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