• Registration: NOW OPEN
  • Abstract submission: CLOSED
  • Exhibitor contract deadline: May 15, 2017
  • Early bird registration deadline: May 15, 2017
  • Hotel reservation deadline: June 25, 2017 

Past Meeting Materials

Program Committee Chair
Amy Siegesmund, PhD

Program Committee Vice-Chair
Jeffrey Olimpo, PhD

Program Committee Members

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"It [ASMCUE] is a great place to meet, connect, and share ideas. I am grateful for the connections I have made and all that I have learned from colleagues from all over. I love that it's a small enough conference that gives a feeling of 'belonging'."
Archana Lal, Independence Community College, Independence, KS


ASMCUE is YOUR Meeting! Eighty-percent of 2016 conference presentations were submitted by attendees!

We continue to need your help in building the conference and determining content. So don't just attend ASMCUE - be a presenter and showcase your work! We have two ways for you to participate.

Microbrew Oral Presentations

Submit your ideas and thoughts on classroom and laboratory best practices and activities. If accepted, authors are given a 15-minute time slot to deliver an oral presentation about their work and solicit feedback from their colleagues.

Submit Your Microbrew Abstract

Poster Presentations

Submit an abstract on any aspect of microbiology or biology education research for the poster session. This opportunity provides an excellent venue for faculty to showcase their scholarly work in teaching and share the impact on student learning.

Submit Your Poster Presentation Abstract

Important Dates

March 15, 2017, 12:00 a.m. (PST)  Microbrew abstract submission deadline 
April 3, 2017, 12:00 a.m. (PST) Poster presentation abstract submission deadline
April 7, 2017 Microbrew dispositions sent
April 17, 2017 Poster presentation dispositions sent
May 15, 2017 Early bird registration deadline
June 12, 2017 Abstract withdrawal deadline
June 30, 2017 Final registration deadline 

Aligning ASMCUE Abstracts to Biological Concepts

In 2009, ASM established a curriculum task force to update the ASM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology Education. Building on the 2011 Vision and Change report which urged faculty to refrain from presenting science as a sea of facts and work towards ensuring that students have a foundational understanding in biology, the Committee affirmed the core biological concepts of evolution, structure and function, pathways, information flow, and systems. They also identified a sixth concept specific to microbiology, the impact of microorganisms. Abstract authors will be asked to identify up to two concepts that best relate to their submission.

Accepted Poster Abstracts Published in JMBE

Abstracts accepted for ASMCUE poster presentations will be formatted and published in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education’s (JMBE) Spotlight issue, which strives to highlight science education research and ready-to-use education activities and tools to the ASM community. The Spotlight issue includes hand-selected articles from the previous year’s JMBE volume and abstracts for the upcoming ASMCUE meeting. Attendees at ASMCUE will receive a hardcopy of JMBE’s Spotlight issue as part of their attendee packet.