MSA Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program
I realize most readers of Histonet are clinicians, but this still may
be of interest.
Microscopy Society of America
Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program
With this year's call for applications the MSA Undergraduate
Research Scholarship Program begins its 14th year providing funding
for undergraduate research. To date over 71 projects covering a wide
range of topics in the physical and biological sciences have received
support through this program. Over the years nearly all the
scholarship recipients have maintained a strong interest in imaging
sciences and have gone on to graduate school, professional school,
teaching, or industry positions.
The program, which is funded by MSA and by matching funds from MSA
Sustaining Members, is able to support approximately 30% to 40% of
applicants. This past year the MSA Executive Council approved an
increased in the amount provided by MSA. This, plus matching funds,
will permit funding of additional scholarships for 2002. The maximal
award for the Undergraduate Scholarships is $3000 and helps to
provide student stipends, supply costs, and limited travel expenses
associated with the research. Additional support in the form of
instrument use time, equipment purchases, etc. is generally provided
by the student's supervisor and/or through the sponsoring
institution. Abstracts reporting the research results, are prepared
by scholarship awardees, and published in "Microscopy and
The program actively seeks external sources of matching funds in
order to maintain the favorable levels of support both in terms of
the number of projects supported and the level of support for each.
We are extremely grateful for the matching support provided by MSA
sustaining members and individuals. Their support over the years has
enabled the program to increase both the number of awards and the
maximum amount of each award.
The MSA Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program is currently
solicting applications from students interested in conducting a
research project which involves the use of any microscopy technique.
Students should be sponsored by a member of MSA. The maximal award
is $3000. The application deadline is Dec 31, 2001. Applications
can be obtained from the MSA Business Office,
email@example.com or call toll free at (800) 538-3672.
If you have any questions or require additional information regarding
the program please contact either:
Dr. Ralph Albrecht, University of Wisconsin
1675 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-3952 or 263-4162; (608) 262-5157 FAX;
Dr. Richard Ornberg, Monsanto Company
Analytical Sciences Center, 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167
(314) 694-1184; (314) 694-6727 FAX;
This Year's MSA Undergraduate Research Scholarship Awardees and
"Frictional and Mechanical Interactions between Nanotubes and
Self-Assembled Monolayers: An Atomic Force Microscope Study"
University of Texas-El Paso/Univ. Wisconsin, Madison
Advisor: Robert Carpick
"Imaging Aggregation Proteins InVitro Using Atomic Force Microscopy"
Case Western Reserve University
Advisor: Steven Eppell
"Electron Beam Lithography for Micro-Patterning of Bioactive Surfaces"
Stevens Institute of Technology
Advisor: Matthew Libera
DANIEL J. MAZEAU
"Three-Dimensional Structure of the Human TFIIH-IIE Complex"
University of California-Berkeley
Advisor: Eva Nogales
DANIEL L. PECHKIS
"The Impact of Processing on the Interface between Thin Film
Dielectrics and their Silicon Substrates"
Southern Connecticut State University
Advisor: Christine Broadbridge
"HR-TEM Studies of Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Composites"
Advisor: Nan Yao
RENEE LOPEZ SMITH
"Comparisons Between Pre-Released and Swimming Sperm Cells of the
Fern Lygodium: A Correlated SEM, TEM, and Light Microscope Study"
Southern Illinois University
Advisor: Karen Renzaglia
"Quantitation of Glomerular Cell Number in Diabetic Patients and
University of Minnesota
Advisor: John Basgen
Supervisor, AMFSC and BBPIC microscopy facilities
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Wisconsin
1675 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 - 1284
voice: (608) 263-4162
fax: (608) 262-5157 (dept. fax)
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