To support beginning scientists in advancing academically and professionally in the microbial sciences, the Society has offered its ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute (SWPI) since 2010. Sponsored by the ASM Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, the SWPI is led by ASM members who have published widely, reviewed manuscripts, and served on the editorial boards of major journals. In 2015, the Committee conducted a comprehensive survey to measure the effectiveness, strengths, and weaknesses of the institute; gather information on the achievements of its alumni; and highlight opportunities to strengthen the program.
The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) is now accepting manuscripts for a second thematic issue centered on scientific citizenship. Submit your best ideas on teaching citizen science, engaging and educating a lay audience, and other topics relating to citizen science. To learn more about guidelines for submission, and other important information, go to: http://bit.ly/jmbetheme2016wn
Content Now Available for ASM Spring M(icro)OOCs Series
Did you miss the spring ASM M(icro)OOC series? In case you missed it, ASM has made all recordings and materials for the 2015 spring M(icro)OOC series available to the public.
Click here to learn more: http://bit.ly/spring2015mooccontentwn
ASM Turning Your Science into a Company
October 1 – 3, 2015
ASM Headquarters | Washington, DC
Deadline: August 20, 2015
The ASM Turning Your Science into a Company workshop provides graduates, postdoctoral and early career scientists the unique opportunity to receive practical tips, advice, and resources from successful leaders of start-ups and small businesses.
Workshop topics cover:
- Steps for structuring start-up businesses including research, product development, and commercialization
- Resources for conducting market research analysis
- Alternatives for financing a business
- When, why, and how to exit a business
Workshop registration fee:
- ASM members: $650
For more information, please visit the Turning Your Science into a Company webpage.
At the Kadner Institute, participants will have an unique opportunity to enhance their skills in various areas of grantwriting and scientific communication, to learn about the rewards and preparation for various careers in microbiology, to help their professional development as microbiologists, and to participate in a demanding and intensive, yet enjoyable and constructive experience with both peers and senior microbiologists from around the country.
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2015
Click here to learn more.
|"The Kadner Institute had a level of depth and usefulness that is often unmatched in other training programs. I will undoubtedly incorporate many of the skills I learned at the institute in the coming years as I transition into a professional setting." - Previous Participant|