It was really exciting to attend this "tiny" but professional conference, with only ~100 attendee. The QMA stands for Quantitative MicroAnalysis. This conference (the-mas.org/events/topical-conferences/qma-2019/) was organized by the Microanalysis Society (MAS), hosted by University of Minnesota, taking place on June 24-27, 2019.
One of my figures in my submitted abstract was luckily selected as the cover of the program. Check this out!
I was awarded the MAS Early Career Scholar in this conference! And my travel cost was almost fully covered by the award I received. This conference has so many world-class microanalysis (EPMA, SEM, etc.) professors from USA, England, France, Germany, Australia, they gave awesome talks and I got a chance to talk to them (Michael Jercinovic, Julien Allaz, John Fournelle, Paul Carpenter, etc.) in person.
(Group photo of the Early Career Scholar. Too bad that I was not looking at the camera when the photo was taken!)
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I am a geologist who loves the macro- and micro-world! I am always seeking connections in between!
Cover photo: A field trip to the Death Valley National Park. @ 2018.03