ASMCUE 2015 will be held May 28-31 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. We are also pleased to announce that José Bowen, President of Goucher College and author of the award-winning book, Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning, will present the opening lecture at ASMCUE 2015. The deadline to submit a session proposal is October 15, 2014 and the abstract deadline is February 2, 2015. Keep an eye on the www.asmcue.org website for additional updates.
To broaden participation in ASM’s popular online-based professional development programs for educators, the ASM Education Board launched a new webinar series, ASM M(icro)OOCs in summer 2014. Due to high demand for this inaugural offering, ASM has made all recordings and materials for the summer series available online to the public. More information on the topics covered can be found here: http://bit.ly/moocs2014wn
The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) is now accepting manuscripts for a new thematic module about teaching ethics in science for its December issue. Guest editors for this special section include: Dr. Michael Zigmond, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Beth Fischer, University of Pittsburgh; and Dr. Frederick Grinnell, University of Texas Southwestern. Manuscripts could fit into any of JMBE's sections.
More information and author guidelines are here: http://jmbe.asm.org/index.php/jmbe/announcement/view/28
Graduate student or postdoc interested in teaching? Apply now for this 5-month, online training opportunity. Deadline - Sept 12
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is offering a 5-month development opportunity to help prepare doctoral-trained individuals for science teaching positions at a variety of non-doctoral institutions. Fellows in the program take part in a highly focused training experience that combines in-depth webinars, pre- and post-webinar assignments, structured mentoring, and a community of practice. The experience is designed to help fellows deepen their understanding and strengthen their skills for science teaching positions at community colleges, minority-serving institutions, regional or state colleges, and primary undergraduate institutes. The experience is fast-paced, intense, interactive, and presents practical examples in microbiology education.
Description & Eligibility requirements here: http://facultyprograms.org/index.php/stf-program/2014-2015-program-description
The ASM seeks applications from advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and early career scientists for the 2014 ASM Turning Science into a Company workshop. The workshop will be held at ASM Headquarters in Washington, DC September 26 and 27, 2014. For more information, please visit: ASM Turning Science into a Company.