2016 Education Planning Calendar

The 2016 Education Planning Calendar is now available. The calendar features deadlines, descriptions, and other information about ASM faculty and student programs, all designed to help members enhance the knowledge and skills that lead to successful careers in the microbiological sciences. Take a look and mark pertinent deadlines on your calendar so that you or your students can take advantage of ASM many skills-sharpening opportunities.

The deadline for the ASM workshop “Turning Your Science into a Company” is one week away. Apply by 8/20.

ASM Turning Your Science into a Company

October 1 – 3, 2015 
ASM Headquarters | Washington, DC 
Deadline: August 20, 2015

The ASM Turning Your Science into a Company workshop provides graduates, postdoctoral and early career scientists the unique opportunity to receive practical tips, advice, and resources from successful leaders of start-ups and small businesses.

Workshop topics cover:

  • Steps for structuring start-up businesses including research, product development, and commercialization
  • Resources for conducting market research analysis
  • Alternatives for financing a business
  • When, why, and how to exit a business

Workshop registration fee:

  • ASM members: $650

For more information, please visit the Turning Your Science into a Company webpage.

ASM SWPI: Program Impacts and Expansion

To support beginning scientists in advancing academically and professionally in the microbial sciences, the Society has offered its ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute (SWPI) since 2010. Sponsored by the ASM Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, the SWPI is led by ASM members who have published widely, reviewed manuscripts, and served on the editorial boards of major journals. In 2015, the Committee conducted a comprehensive survey to measure the effectiveness, strengths, and weaknesses of the institute; gather information on the achievements of its alumni; and highlight opportunities to strengthen the program. 

  • Read the full report here.
  • Read the article discussing the program's impacts and expansion here.
  • Learn more about SWPI here.

Register by August 24 for the ASM M(icro)OOCs Integrating Teaching & Research Series Bundle and Save!

ASM has organized a four-part webinar series designed to help faculty answer these questions:

  • How does a faculty member integrate their teaching and research responsibilities in an undergraduate setting? 
  • How can gains in student understanding and productivity be measured?  
  • How can you ensure students behave ethically in conducting and writing about their research? 

Attendees can sign up for webinars individually or purchase admission to the entire series. ASM Members receive discounted pricing. Sign up now for the ASM M(icro)OOC: Integrating Teaching & Research.   

Click here to learn more about the offerings highlighted and how to register.

JMBE: Seeking Manuscripts Related to Citizen Science


The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) is now accepting 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.  To learn more about guidelines for submission, and other important information, go to: http://bit.ly/jmbetheme2016wn