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Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis (M3S) hold their Spring Meeting

The Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society held their annual Spring Meeting at Northwestern University on March 28, 2019. Supported by NUANCE, SHyNE, MRSEC and Northwestern University, this yearly event brings professionals, academics and vendors together from all across the country. This year's theme was "Microscopy at the Interface of Materials and Biology", and M3S was honored to have Dr. John Mansfield present a lecture on "The ESEM as invaluable tool in cultural heritage studies". This lecture discussed the role of ESEM in such areas as determining a painting's authenticity versus a forgery and other applications of ESEM in determing the history of objects. 

Additional speakers included Songyun Liu of Rush University, Derk Joester of Northwestern University, Yifei Yuan of UIC, and Farida Korobova and Manish Kumar, both from Northwestern University.

Also attending the meeting were vendors from EDAX, Microscopy Innovations, Renishaw, Olympus, Oxford Instruments, JEOL, Hitachi, DMS, Tescan, ThermoFisher and many others. Check out the photos below and make plans to attend next year's M3S Spring Meeting!

M3S Headline Speaker Dr. John Mansfield
M3S Headline Speaker, Dr. John Mansfield 
Jason Mentai, M3S organizer
Meeting organizer and host Jason R.Mantei, PhD, gives opening remarks
Dr. John Mansfield giving his talk
Dr. John Mansfield giving his lecture on "The ESEM as invaluable tool on cultural heritage studies" 
attendees at the M3S meeting
 Attendees at the M3S spring meeting 
Attendees visiting Vendors during the morning break
Attendees visiting with vendors during the morning break
Mark Nelson
Microscopy Innovations vendor table with Mark Nelson
Derk Joester
Derk Joester of Northwestern presents his talk on Biomineralization