Katherine Burgess and Rhonda Stroud of SSERVI RISE2 Team (PI Glotch) were each selected to receive prestigious awards. Katherine Burgess received the K. F. J. Heinrich Award honoring scientists under the age of forty with less than 15 years from their terminal degree who have made distinguished technical contributions to the field of microanalysis. The award is chosen annually by the MAS President; for more information visit https://the-mas.org/awards/k-f-j-heinrich-award

Rhonda Stroud was selected for the Microscopy Society of America Class of 2021 Fellows, to be inducted at the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2021 meeting held virtually this August, “for her outstanding contributions and sustained leadership in advancing our knowledge and understanding of extraterrestrial materials, especially using aberration-corrected electron microscopy and vibrational spectroscopy.”

The MSA Fellow designation annually recognizes senior distinguished members of the Society who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the field of microscopy and microanalysis through a combination of scientific achievement and service to the scientific community.

The Microscopy Society of America was founded as the Electron Microscope Society of America in 1942, a time of rapid development for an instrument that promised, for the first time, better resolving power than that of the traditional light microscope. The Society adopted its current name on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, to reflect the diversity of microscopy techniques represented by its membership. Today, a variety of microscopes are capable of imaging individual atoms, and providing chemical information to identify what kind of atom is being imaged, while a variety of microscopes of lower resolving power continue to play an enabling role in understanding the world around us at a microscopic scale. The Microscopy Society of America champions all forms of microscopy and the development of new imaging technologies through its annual meeting, its publications, and its educational outreach.

For promotional purposes, photographs of individual Fellows and their citations can be found on the MSA web site: https://www.microscopy.org/awards/listoffellows.cfm. For more information, visit https://www.microscopy.org/news/pr_050521.pdf

SSERVI congratulates these researchers and the excellence they exemplify!

Posted by: NASA SSERVI
Source: SSERVI RISE2 Team

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