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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 fall. Information about these meetings is located below.

An OMS membership form is available online in 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. For Paypal payments go to 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, 2014) is available online at this link (in PDF format). An archive of OMS newsletters is available at

2014 Fall meeting:

The 2014 Fall Technical Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 103rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science on Friday November 7, 2014 at the Northeastern State University’s Broken Arrow Campus at 3100 E New Orleans St., Broken Arrow. OMS will host a number of talks, keynote speakers and the competition for the 2014 Timpano Award for the best student presentation. Rules for the Timpano Award are available at the Timpano Award Rules site.

Information about the Fall Technical meeting is available from OAS at the following URL: For your convenience, the following is a map of the NSU Broken Arrow campus.

2014 Spring Meeting (Past):

The Oklahoma Microscopy Society (OMS) 36th Annual Spring Workshop was held on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on the campus of the Noble Foundation, Kruse Auditorium, 2510 Sam Noble Parkway, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

This year's topic was Correlative Microscopy: Bridging Light and Electron Microscopy. The workshop featured talks on correlative microscopy by Leica, a keynote address by Professor Thomas E. Phillips, Director of the Molecular Cytology Core, University of Missouri on "Antigen-sampling M Cells in the Conjunctiva: Using Microscopy to Find an Old Friend in an Unexpected Place" and a presentation by Dr. Barbara Armbruster of Hitachi High Technology on "A Streamlined Technique to Examine Cell Monolayers by means of Correlative Light and Transmission Electron Microscopy". This was followed by a catered lunch and afternoon tours of major microscopy, scientific and growth facilities on campus.

Kid's Night preceded the workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in the Kruse Auditorium and allied areas of the Noble Foundation main building. Children had a great opportunity to operate actual scanning electron microscopes (Hitachi TM-3000) with a sample of their own choosing, as well as participating in some other experiments.

2015 Spring Workshop:

The 2015 Spring Workshop will be organized soon and details will be posted on the website as available.

A listserv list is now available for all of the members at:, to the OMS Executive Board at:, and to all of the OMS Corporate members at:

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