I hope you are enjoying the summer. The Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting is just a month away. I hope you plan to attend the meeting this year since it will be held in Baltimore. The MSA volunteer coordinator Amanda Lawrence would particularly like to recruit some local students this year to help out during the M&M meeting. Below is the details of the volunteer program. Please pass this information to any students you know or anyone you think may be interested. This is a great way to help students defray meeting costs as well as giving them a chance to interact with members of the microscopy community. There is also some opportunity for ‘non-student’ volunteers to assist with these same tasks as they interact with the microscopy community.
Student bursary opportunity at M&M 2018
The student bursaries will be paid $10 an hour to work for ~20 hours during the meeting or pre-meeting events (paid by check at the end of the meetings). The jobs involve such things as providing support in the different symposia, staffing the volunteer office, newsletter distribution, and helping with vendor tutorial sign-up or in the outreach booth.
Each registered bursary will be contacted and given the chance to choose the times and activities they would like to help with. There is an additional bonus of $10 cash (paid that day) for each morning and/or afternoon session worked to assist with meals. Participants are also given a meeting t-shirt to wear while working.
Applicants for the bursaries must be members of MSA or MAS and enrolled as students at a recognized educational institution. Participants are responsible for their own registration fee and travel expenses. If you are interested or would like to get more information, please contact Amanda Lawrence: firstname.lastname@example.org , Student Bursary/Volunteer Program Coordinator.