The Education Board's mission is to educate individuals at all levels in the microbiological sciences. It supports both student and faculty development through fellowships, online publications, conferences, workshops, and institutes, and networking opportunities.

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Apply by May 1st for the ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

"Receiving the ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship has had a tremendous impact on my graduate career. I've had the opportunity to meet amazing scientists at all career levels. I've made lasting connections with both my peers and prospective employers alike. I've learned about scientific career opportunities I would have...


Register for ASMCUE by May 16 and Save $100!

Stop what you're doing right now and take advantage of our Early Registration prices!  Receive discounted rates to attend ASMCUE, including special registration rate for Grad Students and Postdocs. While registering, attendees have the option to support a colleague’s attendance to the conference by making a donation to the ASMCUE...


Biology Scholars Teaching with Data: Course-Based Undergraduate Research- Application Deadline: April 11

Do not miss your chance to apply! This course will take place in Boston, Massachusetts on June 15-16. Participants will work with Mentors to implement Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) either based on their own research or by adapting an existing project.   Deadline approaching! Read more about the goals, benefits, syllabus...


Dr. Steven Blanke provides helpful tips on the scientific writing process

Dr. Blanke, Chair of the Scientific Writing and Publishing Course, provides the following writing suggestions: Hone your scientific writing skills with Dr. Blanke at the Scientific Writing and Publishing Course in Washington, DC August 12-14 where you will receive an intensive coaching and a closely guided experience in the scientific writing...


Receive funding to attend ASMCUE! Apply for our travel grant by April 15!

ASM offers a travel award to attend the Conference for Undergraduate Educators that will take place in North Bethesda, MD from July 21-24, 2016. The award is a $750 travel subsidy presented upon completion of travel and submission of receipts for ASMCUE travel, lodging, and/or registration expenses.    Visit our website to...


Improve your Grant Writing Skills by Attending the 2016 ASM Grant Writing Course

Improve your grant writing skills by attending the ASM Grant Writing Course. Open to graduate students and postdoctoral and early career scientists who are interested in receiving personalized guidance in grant preparation and review, this hands-on workshop will enhance skills and provide valuable information in grant writing. The course will...


Join a new Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) and help your students improve their quantitative skills!

ASM's Biology Scholars Program and Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) have partnered to improve student understanding of quantitative skills in the microbiological sciences. Future and early-career faculty members are encouraged to apply for one of two intensive in-person and online training opportunities specifically developed to enhance teaching methods. Join...


New Themed Issue on Scientific Citizenship Now Available!

JMBE, ASM’s premier, open-access science education publication has a new themed issue on Scientific Citizenship! Readers can expect essays on the current state of citizen science, lessons on how to engage and train citizen scientists, how-to articles on authentic research experiences and public outreach activities, curricular and nontraditional approaches to...


Don’t miss your chance to deliver a 15-minute oral presentation at ASMCUE 2016!

  Participate in the "Microbrew: Mixing Ideas for Successful Teaching Strategies in Microbiology and Biology" session by submitting an abstract describing something innovative you are doing in the classroom or laboratory.  Share your ideas and thoughts on best practices in microbiology and biology education and solicit feedback from your colleagues. Learn...


Apply to the 2016 Biology Scholars Program Hybrid Courses- Deadline: March 1, 2016

As leaders in science education reform, Biology Scholars have produced more than 175 publications and 100 presentations related to their classroom assessments and research.   In each of the three hybrid courses, accepted participants will attend webinars and complete online assignments from March through July. The experience is completed after Scholars...