Develop a clearer vision on the outlook of higher ed at ASMCUE

Develop a clearer vision on the outlook of higher ed at ASMCUE

mikeyheaderNew for 2015: Anchor Plenary Session. Don’t miss your opportunity to discuss the future of higher ed with educational thought leaders such as Carl Wieman at the ASMCUE anchor plenary, “Where is Higher Education Going and How Will We Get There?” The deadline to register is April 20, so be sure to take advantage of this event and many more professional development opportunities and register for ASMCUE today!

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ASM Fellowship Opportunity for Early-Career and Future Faculty




New ASM Fellowship Opportunity for Post-docs and Early-career STEM Faculty


The ASM-LINK Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellowship is offering support to STEM educators currently training or desire to train undergraduate researchers. The UFRI fellowship empowers STEM faculty to design research programs for undergraduates by creating research networks and initiating successful research partnerships. Fellows gain effective strategies to engage research collaborators in an online training workshop and receive continuous mentoring and guidance in an exclusive online learning group. As an additional benefit, ASM-LINK provides travel subsidies of up to $2,000 to (1) increase participation of undergraduate STEM educators at seven eligible ASM-sponsored research conferences, (2) encourage networking and collaborations with potential research partners, and (3) access resources and mentoring to advance undergraduate research programs.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for all ASM conferences. The next deadline is April 10 to be considered for the UFRI fellowship to the ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, LA (May 30-June 2).

To learn more about the program, including important dates, eligibility, and application information, please visit

Only Three Days Left to Save $100 on ASMCUE Registration

registrationpageAct now and receive discounted registration to attend ASMCUE, the premier conference for biology educators. This fee covers all registration materials and all conference meals except for Saturday evening. Take advantage of the early bird rate and register today!

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Watkins Fellow, Jordan Mar, gives advice to those considering applying for the Watkins Fellowship.

Mar Jordan
Jordan Mar is completing his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at UCSF where, under the guidance of ASM member Susan Lynch, he is focusing on the connection between the gastrointestinal microbiome and host immune regulation. Since receiving the Watkins Fellowship in 2012, Mar has gained access to the wealth of programs ASM has to offer, particularly in those in career development, which he considers “the most valuable aspect of the fellowship.” Interested in learning more about the fellowship? Please visit The deadline to apply is May 1.

JMBE: Seeking Manuscripts Related to Citizen Science


The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) is pleased to announce a Call for 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.

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