Iowa Microscopy Society


About Our Society

The Iowa Microscopy Society is a non-profit affiliate of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA)The goals of this organization are to bring together people interested in microscopy, and to foster the exchange of ideas and information. To support its mission, the IMS hosts an annual symposium of speakers covering a variety of microscopy-related topics.

IMS meetings are currently on hold.

IMS Membership Form



The Iowa Art in Science Competition will return in the fall of 2023


The goal of The Iowa Art in Science Contest is to recognize the combination of outstanding scientific discovery and artistic appeal inherent to microscopy research. Corporate supporters of the IMS Symposium have generously donated prizes to be awarded to contest winners.

Images from any mode of microscopy can be used, and any form of colorization, manipulation and compositing is completely acceptable. Be creative, go nuts!



More information will be posted at the beginning of the Fall semester. In the meantime, feel free to submit digital images and a description to 


Warm Regards,

Tom Moninger, IMS President


MSA Special Offer for Professionals, Staff, and Students

Microscopy professionals and students are encouraged to enroll as a member of the Society for as little as $20.00 for students and $60.00 for others. By doing so, they will immediately have access to all of the following services, and more:

  • • A personal subscription to MSA's official journal, Microscopy and Microanalysis, and MSA's
        popular bi-monthly magazine, Microscopy Today.
    • Reduced registration for PMCx60 Pre-meeting Congress for Students at Annual Meeting
    • Reduced registration for pre-meeting congresses and short courses at Annual Meeting
    • Student Bursary Program for the Annual Meeting
    • MSA Undergraduate Student Research Scholarships
    • MSA Student Council leadership opportunities
    • MSA Presidential Student Award supports attendance at Annual Meeting
    • MSA student programming for the Annual Meeting
    • Access to extensive educational materials and activities

Please feel free to call 1-703-234-4115 or visit MSA Microscopy Society of America if you have any questions you might have about the meeting or the Society in general.

Please help support the Microscopy Society of America by joining.