International Educators, Apply Today for the ASMCUE Leadership Grant!
The Leadership Grant for International Educators enables a select group of microbiology/biology/health science undergraduate educators from resource-limited countries to attend the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) as well as a pre-conference workshop. Grantees receive training in the latest developments in microbiology education in order to improve microbiology and STEM education in their home countries. Apply today! Application deadline: November 15, 2016. For more info, please visit: http://bit.ly/intled17remndrwn
Grantees have hosted teaching events for peers in the Philippines, Argentina, Indonesia, Pakistan, among others. Apply to become an international leader in science education!
Teaching Math in Lab? Join our Next ASM M(icro)OOCs Webinar Session!
How can teachers get students to master math in the lab without losing the microbiology concepts covered? Let’s explore this question together on October 12 at 3:00 PM ET in this second session of the ASM M(icro)OOCs four-part webinar series, titled “Basic Quantitative Skills: Teaching Math in Lab (#TMIL) – the next #TBT” presented by Dr. Brian M. Forster, from Saint Joseph's University.
By registering for the ASM M(icro)OOCs, participants receive access to the live webinar session, past session recordings in the series, an interactive online community, presentation slides, and all supplemental materials. ASM Members receive discounted pricing. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/moocweb2wn
JMBE’s May Issue Now Available!
Are you a Graduate Student or Postdoc with teaching responsibilities? ASM can help you with curriculum design and student engagement!
The Science Teaching Fellows Program prepares doctoral-trained individuals for science teaching positions at a variety of non-doctoral institutions. This 5-month, online professional development program delivers the skills and knowledge required to succeed in positions with a significant teaching component.
- Learn the best practices in curriculum development, student-centered learning and pedagogies of engagement for scientific teaching
- Be part of an online community of fellows, mentors and facilitators with exclusive access to interactive webinars, readings and skill-building activities presented by experts in the field
- Enjoy professional development opportunities in course design and assessment, active learning strategies and teaching philosophy development
- Expand you scientific network by working directly with peers and scientists
Applications are now open, space is limited. Application Deadline: November 2, 2016
Only 4 days left to save! Register for ASMCUE before May 16
Don’t miss your last chance to save on your 2016 ASMCUE registration! Take advantage of the early registration prices before May 16 and receive discounted rates to attend the Conference, including special registration rate for graduate students and postdocs.
Register here: http://bit.ly/earlyregrmdr16wn
Need help setting up a research program or improving students’ quantitative skills?
This fall, ASM offers two online professional development opportunities for educators:
1) The ASM M(icro)OOCs is a four-part webinar series focused on increasing quantitative biology in undergraduate education. This course is offered in partnership with the QUBES project, and is coupled with a virtual learning community. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/M16rmdrwn.
2) The Building Research Programs series is a three-part webinar series where participants will learn how to establish and manage a research program with undergraduates. Register today: http://bit.ly/M16brmndrwn.
Receive one-on-one coaching during ASM’s Scientific Writing and Publishing Course.
Receive personalized feedback on your manuscript at the Scientific Writing and Publishing Course in Washington, DC on August 12-14.
After completing the course, you will have:
- a detailed plan for improving their draft manuscript,
- hands-on experience in critiquing abstracts and manuscripts,
- a network of peers and mentors to share critiques and advice, and
- tools and resources for developing future manuscripts and abstracts.
Educators, Improve your Microbiology Students’ Quantitative Skills!
ASM, in partnership with the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project, has organized a new four-part webinar series focused on increasing quantitative biology in undergraduate education. The course will address common issues around teaching quantitative skills and reasoning, ranging from dilutions to graphing to data analysis, and it will be coupled with a virtual learning community.
The course will run from September 28 until December 14, 2016. Registration deadline is September 21. ASM Members receive discounted pricing. Learn more and register! http://bit.ly/MoocsF16awn
Apply by May 1st for the ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship
"Receiving the ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship has had a tremendous impact on my graduate career. I've had the opportunity to meet amazing scientists at all career levels. I've made lasting connections with both my peers and prospective employers alike. I've learned about scientific career opportunities I would have never known about otherwise. Having the Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship on my CV helps designate me from my peers when applying for competitive awards and has helped me obtain several other prestigious research and career development opportunities. This award is about so much more than the financial support, its about reaching your true potential as a research scientist by connecting with and learning from the brightest minds in Microbiology." -J. Alan Goggins '14-'17
The ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship is aimed at highly competitive graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and who have completed their graduate course work in the microbiological sciences. Eligible candidates must be from groups that have been determined by the applicant's institution to be underrepresented in the microbiological sciences. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/watkins16wn.
Let JMBE help you with your back-to-school planning!
Utilize our free, open-access content for peer-reviewed, assessed activities and tools that can increase student engagement, improve retention, and convey difficult science concepts.
The latest themed JMBE issue focuses on the interdisciplinary topic of scientific citizenship and contains fun activities and information on turning microbial data in to music, tracking Lyme disease, smelling armpit microbiota, using community labs for “DIY Biology” and much more!
Visit http://bit.ly/jmbebtschoolwn to read more.
Register for ASMCUE by May 16 and Save $100!
Stop what you're doing right now and take advantage of our Early Registration prices! Receive discounted rates to attend ASMCUE, including special registration rate for Grad Students and Postdocs. While registering, attendees have the option to support a colleague’s attendance to the conference by making a donation to the ASMCUE travel grant fund. Fees will increase after May 16.
Register here: http://bit.ly/asmcueearlyregwn
Last Chance to Register for ASMCUE- Deadline June 13
June 13 is the final registration day for ASM’s Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE). Join over 350 Biology Educators at the Conference where science and education intersect! Attendees come from a diverse array of institutions and career levels. You are sure to find people like you and others that complement your teaching philosophy! ASM graduate students and postdocs receive special registration rate.
Please visit our website to register: http://bit.ly/finalregrem16wn
Improve your Grant Writing Skills by Attending the 2016 ASM Grant Writing Course
Improve your grant writing skills by attending the ASM Grant Writing Course. Open to graduate students and postdoctoral and early career scientists who are interested in receiving personalized guidance in grant preparation and review, this hands-on workshop will enhance skills and provide valuable information in grant writing. The course will be held from August 12-14 in Washington, DC.
The deadline to apply is June 30.
Click here to learn more.
There’s still time to present a poster at ASMCUE! Late-breaking deadline - June 1
Dr. Cornelissen Provides Advice to Those Working on Grant Applications
Receive feedback on your NIH or NSF grant proposal from experienced ASM leaders at the ASM Grant Writing Course. Chair of the Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, Cynthia Cornelissen, explains the importance of grant writing and what participants can expect from attending this course.
Why is grant writing so important?
Grant writing has become a crucial skill that all trainees need to master to be successful scientists. Competition for limited grant funding is fierce, so it is imperative that trainees learn the skill and master the techniques required to develop a successful application. The new course offers training and more importantly one-on-one mentoring and feedback on many parts of both NIH and NSF grants, including a range of funding mechanisms.
Who should apply to the ASM Grant Writing Course?
We have recently opened up the application process to include junior faculty as well as graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Anyone who wants to learn how to formulate an impactful grant application or even to improve their grant-writing skills would benefit from this course.
What should attendees expect from participating in this course?
Attendees should expect to get some didactic training in grantsmanship, but more importantly to participate in peer review of other attendees’ grant applications and to have their grant materials critiqued by experts in the field. Furthermore, this is an outstanding networking opportunity to interact with research leaders, junior faculty and other trainees from around the world. Attendees will enter a community of practice by participation in this or any course offered by ASM.
Open to graduate students and postdoctoral and early career scientists who are interested in receiving personalized guidance in grant preparation and review, this hands-on workshop will enhance skills and provide valuable information in grant writing. The course will be held from August 12-14 in Washington, DC.
The deadline to apply is June 30.
Click here to learn more.