ASMCUE 2015: Submit your best practices by February 2!

howdypardnerThere are only four days left to submit a poster abstract for ASMCUE! Last year, over 80% of conferences presentations were submitted by conference attendees. Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your scholarly work in teaching microbiology or biology by submitting a poster abstract for ASMCUE.

Learn more about abstract specifications, tips on preparing your abstract and other ways to participate at ASMCUE by clicking here.

ASMCUE 2015: Registration Open and Abstract Deadlines Approaching

mikeyheaderRegistration for ASMCUE 2015 is now open! ASMCUE gathers nearly 400 microbiology and biology educators for an interactive four-day conference. Register by March 9 and save $100. 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!

To learn more about the conference, including information on workshops and upcoming deadlines, click here. 

JMBE December Issue and Special Section on Scientific Ethics Now Available

JMBE Logo shortHiResThe 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.

Click here to read more.

Save the Dates: ASM Webinar Series on Teaching for Spring 2015

moocs cover 1To broaden the reach of ASM’s webinar-based training programs, the Education Board introduced ASM M(icro)OOCs in the summer of 2014. Based on the concept of “massive open online courses,” the second installment of the program will be offered again in spring 2015. Each M(icro)OOC is designed for ASM members (or potential members) who are currently educators or are interested in teaching. Registration is free, and space will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees can sign up for one or all three offerings.

Click here to learn more about spring M(icro)OOCs.

Adopt the Vision and BE the Change! Two weeks left to apply to be a 2015-2016 Biology Scholar.

BSP14Are you experimenting with different methods of instruction in the classroom or laboratory?  Would you like to learn more about effectively measuring student learning?  Apply now for one of these ASM/NSF-
sponsored professional development training opportunities. Over 250 biology educators from diverse institutions have been trained and are now leading science education reform efforts. Apply now to become a Biology Scholar. Don’t miss the opportunity to help transform biology education, apply now!

Application Deadline: February 1. Click here to apply.