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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:00 to 16:30

The USIF SEM Workshop Series is a one-day workshop that will be held Thursday, August 21th 2015 to support training on the Hitachi S-3400 and Hitachi S-4800. The workshop includes a review of basic instrument principles, operations, and parameter adjustments; a discussion of the effects of changing parameters on image quality; and an overview of the software available.  The SEM workshop is open to all UA students and researchers who will be using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) for their research projects. 


Monday, August 18, 2014 - 08:30 to 13:00

The Introduction to Scientific Digital Images workshop will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 8:30am to 1pm in Marley 230.  The workshop provides a foundation for making good scientific and ethical decisions for working with digital image data.  Open to students, staff, appointed professionals, faculty, and invited off-campus guests.

Online registration for the workshop will be open on or before July 1, 2014.


Monday, August 4, 2014 - 08:00 to Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 16:00

The annual AFM workshop (August 4th-7th) is open to all UA students and researchers who will be using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) for their research projects. Attendance is limited to 18 and preference will be given to new AFM users. The 3 day AFM workshop will consist of lecture and lab sections geared to introduce new users to the technique. Topics covered will include contact mode, intermittent contact mode (tapping or AAC mode), liquid imaging, and data analysis.


Friday, August 1, 2014 - 14:45 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:45

For 10 years the Olympus Bioscapes - International Digital Imaging Competition has awarded prizes for beautiful images of the microscopic world.  If you are interested in participating in this contest, see the link below for more information.

Contest information:

(Note: This announcement was deemed of general interest to the UA community by the Microscopy Alliance steering committee.  Its presence on this website does not constitute a specific endorsement of Olympus or its products.)


Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:00 to 15:00

If you are a microscope user and have questions on how to best image your sample you might be interested in attending the first UA Microscopy Clinic. This first meeting will focus on the shared two photon intravital microscope facility in Keating. 


Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 13:15 to Friday, August 15, 2014 - 23:45

The Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus is jointly sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The mission of the AIC is to make cutting-edge, pre-commercial microscopes developed at Janelia available to visiting scientists, maximizing the impact of the latest developments in optical instruments and emerging microscopy technologies.