The Education Board's mission is to educate individuals at all levels in the microbiological sciences. It supports both student and faculty development through fellowships, online publications, conferences, workshops, and institutes, and networking opportunities.

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ASMCUE Session Proposal Due October 15

If you have an idea for a session and would like to present, submit a session proposal. The Planning Committee will review proposals and issue invitations to accept presenters beginning in December.  Click here to learn more about proposal requirements.


Only two webinars left in ASM M(icro)OOC series on Integrating Teaching & Research – Register Now!

In this ASM webinar series, Members have been learning about student involvement in authentic research experiences and ways to assess scientific thinking. The next two webinars will showcase interesting research being done by undergraduates and provide advice on mentoring strategies that encourage ongoing responsible conduct of research for students.  Deadlines to...


Undergraduates are Encouraged to Apply for the ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program

Receive money to present your research at ASM Microbe 2016, the largest meeting of microbiologists in the world. The ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (UR-Capstone) provides students with funds to attend the ASM Research Capstone Institute and present their research at ASM Microbe.  Eligibility Be an ASM member, Be U.S. citizen or Permanent U.S. resident,  Be enrolled...


Save the Date! ASMCUE 2016 Heads to the Washington, DC Area

After a nationwide search, the venue for the 2016 ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) has been selected.  We are pleased to announce that the conference will be held July 21-24, 2016 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The group room rate is $129.00 plus taxes. You will...


Tips For Writing Compelling Titles

Grab the readers’ attention Try to catch both the specialist and the generalist. For example, the title “Dissection of the Burkholderia intracellular life cycle using a photothermal nanoblade” will catch the interest of scientists studying Burkholderia, scientists studying bacteria that cause infection by living inside eukaryotic cells, and a broader range...


Encourage Undergraduate Students to Submit an Abstract to ABRCMS 2015. Deadline 9/11.

Student Deadlines Abstract Submissions Deadline: September 11 ABRCMS Student Travel Award Deadline: September 11 FASEB MARC Program Travel Award Deadline: September 25 The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is one of the largest, professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities to pursue advanced training...


2016 Education Planning Calendar

The 2016 Education Planning Calendar is now available. The calendar features deadlines, descriptions, and other information about ASM faculty and student programs, all designed to help members enhance the knowledge and skills that lead to successful careers in the microbiological sciences. Take a look and mark pertinent deadlines on your...


The deadline for the ASM workshop “Turning Your Science into a Company” is one week away. Apply by 8/20.

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...


ASM SWPI: Program Impacts and Expansion

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,...


JMBE: Seeking Manuscripts Related to Citizen Science

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...