Continuing a long-tradition, students in Department of Materials Science and Engineering received 3 awards at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2017 meeting, held August 8-10 in St. Louis for their Transmission Electron Microscopy work on instruments in the Analytical Instrumentation Facility. Everett Grimley won a Student Scholar Award, Weizong Zhu won a Postdoctoral Scholar Award, and Houston Dycus won the MSA International Scholar Award. Everett, Weizong, and Houston are memebers in the Prof. James LeBeau research group.

Professor Elizabeth Dickey and James LeBeau also provides leadership at Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting. Prof. Dickey organized the symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis of Complex Oxides and serves as a Physical Sciences Director on the Microscopy Society of America. Prof. LeBeau is serving as the Microanalysis Society co-chair for the 2018 M&M meeting, which will be held in Baltimore, Aug. 5-9.