The Arizona Imaging & Microanalysis Society (AIMS) is a local professional society in the state of Arizona. We are affiliated with the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and the Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS).
AIMS stated purpose is to promote the knowledge of biological, physical and industrial applications of microscopy, imaging and/or microanalysis and to promote the free exchange of ideas and information among academic, government and industrial users of these techniques. Some of these techniques used by members of our society include: light microscopy (bright field, dark field, phase contrast, polarized light, DIC), fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (bright field, electron diffraction, medium voltage), scanning electron microscopy (secondary electrons, auger electrons, backscattered electrons, "leaky vacuum/environmental" SEM), Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Microanalysis, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Microanalysis, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Probe Microscopes (scanning tunneling, atomic force) and digital imaging (capture and manipulation).
AIMS is a non-profit organization that is governed by an executive board consisting of a President, Treasurer, Secretary, the immediate past-President and the incoming President. Elections for President occur every year and the Secretary and Treasurer are 2 year positions that come up for election in alternate years. Elections, membership and other issues are spelled out in the society's by-laws.
To view the current draft of the AIMS constitution (including revisions) contact current AIMS president.