Present at ASMCUE

ASMCUE is shaped by attendees. No matter your professional level, you can share teaching strategies, connect with colleagues, and contribute to the ASMCUE program. 

There are multiple ways to contribute to the program, including:
Session Proposals – Due February 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM (PT) 
Poster Abstracts  – Due March 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM (PT)  
Microbrew Submissions – Due April 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM (PT)  


  • Applicants can save progress on their application and return to complete at a later time.
  • No re-submissions will be allowed.
  • Workshop participants are required to pay an additional fee. Presenters are not charged the workshop fee, but are expected to pay the conference fee if attending the full conference.
  • Workshops require at least 20 registrants to be held. 
  • All presenters are responsible for conference registration fees, travel, and hotel expenses. Direct questions about the submission and review processes to

Posters Abstracts 

Posters focus on education research outcomes associated with any of the subdisciplines in the biological sciences. This opportunity provides an excellent venue for faculty to showcase their educational research.
The abstract describes innovative teaching approaches or the specific activities conducted by students and indicates how those changes affected student learning.  Work described in the abstract must have been tested on students and assessment of the activity’s outcomes must be described. Analyzed data and conclusions must be included.

Abstracts must be based on results that have not been published in any journal or presented at any public, scientific, or educational conference, nationally or internationally, before August 1, 2019.
Exception: ASMCUE is an affiliated meeting of ASM Microbe 2019. Abstracts submitted to ASM Microbe may also be submitted to ASMCUE. Authors should note that the submission and review processes for each meeting are independent.


Poster Details

  • Poster abstracts accepted to ASMCUE 2019 will be published online to the ASMCUE website and mobile app.
  • Posters abstracts may include 4 total authors.
 View Poster Example

Key Poster Abstract Components
  • Background.
  • Hypothesis statement, study design, and methods.
  • Data supporting effectiveness of strategy and conclusion.

Review Criteria and Guidelines
All submissions are reviewed by the 2019 ASMCUE Poster Review Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Overall quality and originality
  • Abstract includes all of the necessary components (background, hypothesis statement, study design, methods, data supporting effectiveness of strategy, and conclusion(s))
  • Specific and succinct abstract

Abstracts that fail to include all required components will automatically be rejected (either for further editing/clarification/modification or outright). No re-submissions will be allowed. ​

View Poster Rubric

Poster Dispositions
The primary contact will receive a disposition by mid-April 2019


Submission deadline: March 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM (PT) 


A microbrew showcases a “brewing idea” in any of the subdisciplines in the biological sciences. Presenters can share or field test new ideas and solicit feedback from peers. Unlike other presentation opportunities at ASMCUE, assessment data are NOT required. There will also be a collaboration space following the presentations for continued discussions. 
Microbrew Details

  • Consists of a 10-minute presentation and 5-minute Q&A period.
  • Accepted Microbrews will be published online to the ASMCUE 2019 website and mobile app.
  • Microbrews may include up to two presenters.
  • No technology support (no computer, projector, or sound equipment)
  • Presenters will have access to one flip chart in the room.
  • Virtual handouts, physical handouts, and/or props – Following acceptance, presenters will receive additional information about handouts for use during the presentation. Presenters will be responsible for printing and bringing physical handouts and/or props to the conference.

Microbrew Key Application Components:

  • Activity description, engagement plan, timeline, and student learning goals.
  • Context for activity and ASMCUE attendee learning outcomes.
  • Audience, keywords, and core concepts.
Review Criteria and Guidelines
All submissions are reviewed by the ASMCUE Microbrew Review Committee according to the following criteria:
  • Feasibility and relevance.
  • Attendee engagement and learning outcomes.
  • Innovation, originality, and alignment with ASM Core Curriculum.

Microbrew Dispositions
The primary contact will receive a disposition by early May 2019.

Submission deadline: April 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM (PT) 

Session Proposals

Pre-Conference Workshop (4 hours)
ASMCUE pre-conference workshops provide hands-on, active learning experiences for participants to enhance understanding of a new topic or to practice a new skill that is of current importance in the biology education community. After introducing the concept or skill, the workshop will provide opportunities for small group or one-on-one feedback, mentoring, and instruction, allowing participants to delve more deeply into the topic while addressing their unique questions and needs.


These highly interactive sessions allow: 

  • Instruction, practice and problem solving.
  • Networking, collaboration, or one-on-one consultations.
  • Professional development related to the acquisition or practice of a specific skill (e.g. case studies, active learning, team-based learning). Workshops are scheduled before the Opening Session.

Education Sessions (45 minutes)
Education sessions are opportunities to introduce attendees to innovative and relevant strategies for undergraduate biology education by building awareness and understanding of new vocabulary, concepts and ways of thinking. Proposals introducing novel strategies or innovative approaches to more “tried and true” techniques are encouraged. 

Topics may include:

  • Innovative teaching techniques or strategies.
  • Effective assessment tools or concept inventories.
  • Lecture or laboratory course reform.
  • Discipline based educational research.
  • Metacognition and affective learning.
Proposals must include a description of evidence and/or data that has been collected to support the effectiveness of the approach in improving student learning or achieving student learning outcomes. In addition, the sessions require active learning experiences… (e.g., discussions, group activities, clicker questions) to enhance attendee engagement and model evidence-driven learning strategies.  Participants may submit two proposals (i.e., Part 1 and Part 2) for sessions around a single topic.

Session Proposal Key Application Components
  • ASMCUE attendee learning outcomes and engagement plan.
  • Context of strategy, student learning outcomes, and evidence/data that supports effectiveness. 
  • Keywords and core concepts.
  • Session description and lead presenter biography for program.
View Session Rubric​

Session Proposal Review Criteria and Guidelines

All submissions are reviewed by the Committee according to the following criteria:
  • Relevance & Quality.
  • Value for Attendees.
  • Strategy Context, Description & Evidence of Effectiveness.
 Each criterion will be scored from 1 (criteria is not met) to 5 (criteria is exceeded). Competitive proposals are well organized, present the strategy and evidence clearly, and detail a plan to engage attendees during the session/workshop.
The Committee reserves the right to contact authors for more information and to transfer submissions, if warranted, to another presentation format within the Conference program.

Session Proposal Dispositions
The primary contact will receive a disposition by mid-March 2019
Submission deadline:  February 15, 2019, 11:59 PM (PT)