The December Issue of JMBE has been published in tandem with “Scientific Ethics,” JMBE’s first ever special section. Volume 15, Issue 2 includes a discussion of genomics placement in biology education, a laboratory module on hormones and antibiotics in nature, and 17 activities designed to engage STEM undergraduates in the classroom and the laboratory. “Scientific Ethics” includes an impressive 45 articles from authors like Dr. Clyde F. Herreid, Dr. Janet D. Stemwedel, and Dr. Ivan Oransky, providing a comprehensive look at ethics in science, including the responsible conduct of research, ethics in science education, scientific publishing and authorship, and ways to incorporate ethics into STEM education. The Editors invite you to read the Guest Editors' letter "Introductory Comments for the Scientific Ethics Theme" for background on the theme and a roadmap for navigating the section.
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JMBE Profiles with Kari Wester is an interview series that highlights the volunteers that comprise the JMBE Editorial Board, the authors who contribute their work, and the education innovations that bring them together. In this second episode of the series, Kari sits down with three science educators - Marcy Kelly of Pace University, Cynthia Miller of University of Louisville, and John Geiser of Western Michigan University - to learn about their writing process, the challenges they face during that writing process, and the support they seek throughout their publishing journey.
Information on plenary speakers and sessions at ASMCUE 2015 are now available on the Preliminary Program page. Be sure to check back frequently for conference updates. We do hope you will join us at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas for the 22nd anniversary of this exciting scientific and pedagogically significant event!
Educators – Build your career with ASM Faculty Programs! Learn more about ASM’s Conference for Undergraduate Educators, online professional development opportunities and publications at: http://bit.ly/fpcalendar2015wn
- Save the Date! ASMCUE 2015 Heads to Austin, Texas
- ASM M(icro)OOCs: Free professional development webinars for educators now available!
- Graduate student or postdoc interested in teaching? Apply now for this 5-month, online training opportunity. Deadline - Sept 12
- Seeking Manuscripts on Ethics — Deadline July 1, 2014