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Georgia Microscopical Society

The Georgia Microscopical Society (GMS) is a not for profit (501C) organization of people who use optical and electron microscopes for work, for pleasure, and for instruction. Our membership of approximately 70 individual and corporate members includes chemists, forensic scientists, photographers, biologists, teachers, geologists, students and interested laypersons. Meetings are held at various locations, mostly in the Atlanta area, and focus on sharing developments and experiences.

Encouraging people to learn about microscopy is an important function of the Society. GMS members serve as judges in science fairs and participate in a variety of educational and community service activities. Presentations are given at state and national meetings. A Student Science Award is given to select participants in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. A Young People's Microscopy Course, taught by GMS members and open to secondary school students and teachers, is taught one or more times a year.