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What Microbe Are You? at NABT 2013

The outreach activity “What Microbe Are You?” was showcased at the ASM booth to familiarize educators with activities available at the ASM website. Attendees took a quiz at the booth to determine their “microbe personality” and were awarded a badge with an image and facts about their corresponding microbe. To download this and other activities, visit the K-12 classroom outreach activities page.


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ASM's K-12 Outreach Committee sponsors workshops at national and regional science teacher conferences such as National Association for Biology Teachers and the National Science Teachers Association.

2014 National Science Teachers Association Conference
April 3-6, 2014
Boston, MA
www.nsta.org

 

 

2013 National Association of Biology Teachers Conference
November 20-23, 2013
Atlanta, GA
www.nabt.org


image1The 2013 ASM-sponsored symposium featured CDC scientists Olen Kew (Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases) on “Eliminating Polio in Our Lifetime – What It Takes,” Robert Tauxe (Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases) on “Learning from Catastrophe: Stopping Foodborne Illness,” Ralph Cordell (Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development) on the “CDC Excite Program – Epidemiology in the Classroom,” and Cristina Bressler (Office of Safety, Health and Environment) on the “ASM Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines.” All presentations were held Thursday, November 21, 2013.

 

 

 





image7ASM staff and committee members exhibited ASM resources for K-12 faculty and disseminated information about ASM and its programs. The outreach activity “
What Microbe Are You?” was showcased at the ASM booth to familiarize educators with activities available at the ASM website. Attendees took a quiz at the booth to determine their “microbe personality” and were awarded a badge with an image and facts about their corresponding microbe.  ASM staff member Kelly Gull presented a poster on the Biology Scholars Program at the Implementing Vision and Change poster session held Friday, November 22.  ASM staff and committee members also attended a variety of sessions and workshops to learn what kind of activities and methods are being utilized in the classroom, and what kind of resources and opportunities ASM could provide to enhance them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Presentations and posters from Educational meetings:

National Association of Biology Teaching Conference
November 20-23, 2013
Atlanta, GA

Eliminating Polio in our Lifetime: What it Takes
Dr. Olen Kew, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learning from Catastrophe: Stopping Foodborne Illness
Dr. Robert Tauxe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Excite Program: Epidemiology in the Classroom
Dr. Ralph Cordell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ASM Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines
Ms. Cristina Bressler, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Science Teachers Association Conference
April 11 – 14, 2013

San Antonio, TX

 

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and NASA: Microbes and Spaceflight
Duane Pierson, NASA Johnson Space Center
NASA websites


National Association of Biology Teachers Conference

October 31-November 3, 2012
Dallas, TX

Human Spaceflight: Risks and Benefits
Duane Pierson, NASA Johnson Space Center

Origins of the Cellular Protein Synthesis Machinery
Dr. George E. Fox, University of Houston

Extremely Salty Microbes on Mars and in the Classroom
Dr. Mark A. Schneegurt, Wichita State University

National Science Teachers Association Conference
March 10-13, 2011
San Francisco, CA

The Microbial Ecology of Wine Production: Tales of Microbial Terroir...
David Mills, UC-Davis

National Association of Biology Teachers Conference

October 12-15, 2011
Anaheim Marriott
Anaheim, California

Imagining Viruses: The Role of Viruses in the Origin and Evolution of Life
Luis P. Villarreal, PhD, University of California, Irvine

Studying Viral Pathogenesis: From the Lab to the Web
David R. Wessner, PhD, Davidson College 


National Association of Biology Teachers Conference

November 3-6, 2010
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

What Comes Around Goes Around: The Search for New Antibiotics in the Post-Genomic Era
Mark Gallo, PhD, Niagara University, NY

Synthetic Biology: Introducing Students to Independent Research
Dave Westenberg, Missouri S&T

Cell-cell Signaling, Sensing and Adaptation in Enterococcus Faecalis: Basic Research and Potential Applications
Dave Westenberg, Missouri S&T


National Science Teachers Association Conference
March 18-21, 2010
Philadelphia, PA

Oh Nuts: The Role of Microbes in Peanut and Other Legume Production
Steve Wagner, Stephen F. Austin State University, TX

Food Safety 101, What you need to know to avoid the onset of 1-bucket or 2-bucket disease
John B. Luchansky, USDA/ARS/ERRC, PA

With a pinch of salt or more - looking at food preservation and preparation from an extreme microbe's angle
Priya DasSarma, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, MD and Mark Gallo, Niagara University, NY

National Association for Biology Teachers (NABT)
November 11-14, 2009 
Denver, CO

They Have Us Surrounded and We're Outnumbered: The Microbiome Project
Rob Knight, University of Colorado

Outbreak: A Forensic Identification of the Causative Agent of Disease
Mark Gallo, Niagara University,
Liliana F. Rodriguez, UTHSCH School of Public Health and Erica Suchman, Colorado State University

TB: A Major Killer Worldwide and the Vaccines to Stop It
Jennifer Taylor, Colorado State University


ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE)
May 28-31, 2009
Ft. Collins, CO
Poster (pdf)

National Association for Biology Teachers (NABT)
October 15-18, 2008
Memphis, TN
Presentation (ppt)

 

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
March 27-30, 2008
Boston, MA
Presentation (ppt)
Presentation (ppt)


National Association for Biology Teachers (NABT)
November 28-December 1, 2007
Atlanta, GA 
Poster (pdf)

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