Milestones in Microbiology - Program Guidelines



To promote greater awareness and appreciation of microbiology, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has established the Milestones in Microbiology Program, which recognizes sites where major developments occurred and/or where outstanding microbiologists made seminal discoveries.  The objectives of the Milestones in Microbiology Program are to foster interest in the nation’s microbiological heritage and to remind citizens, educators and “visitors” of the importance of microbiology. 


The Milestones in Microbiology Committee welcomes nominations of prospective Milestones sites, and has prepared the following two documents for use by individuals or groups wishing to nominate a site for designation:


ASM Milestones in Microbiology Guidelines

This document gives an overview of the program objectives and provides detailed instructions on how to prepare and submit a nomination for a proposed Milestones site.


ASM Milestones in Microbiology "Helpful Suggestions"

This document provides a list of general notes/suggestions for sites considering a Milestones designation.  Topics covered include planning a ceremony and reception, providing publicity for an event, outreach to local educators, etc. 


ANNUAL DEADLINE for Site Nominations - January 31st. 


For questions or to obtain additional information, contact the ASM Archivist at