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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Let JMBE help you with your back-to-school planning!

Utilize our free, open-access content for peer-reviewed, assessed activities and tools that can increase student engagement, improve retention, and convey difficult science concepts. The latest themed JMBE issue focuses on the interdisciplinary topic of scientific citizenship and contains fun activities and information on turning microbial data in to music, tracking Lyme disease, smelling...


Last Chance to Register for ASMCUE- Deadline June 13

June 13 is the final registration day for ASM’s Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE). Join over 350 Biology Educators at the Conference where science and education intersect! Attendees come from a diverse array of institutions and career levels. You are sure to find people like you and others that complement...


There’s still time to present a poster at ASMCUE! Late-breaking deadline - June 1

Due to the great response for abstract submissions for the 2016 ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE), the Abstract Review Committee decided to include a late-breaking session! Please consider submitting an abstract for the conference poster session.  The requisites and rubrics remain the same. Work described in the abstract must...


Dr. Cornelissen Provides Advice to Those Working on Grant Applications

  Receive feedback on your NIH or NSF grant proposal from experienced ASM leaders at the ASM Grant Writing Course. Chair of the Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, Cynthia Cornelissen, explains the importance of grant writing and what participants can expect from attending this course. Why is grant writing so important?Grant...


JMBE’s May Issue Now Available!

The annual May issue (Volume 17, Issue 2) of the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education has published. The 29-article issue includes a novel program to engage elementary students, an investigation of the barriers teaching assistants face in inquiry-based teaching, an essay on the undergraduate research experience, assessments of ASM...


Only 4 days left to save! Register for ASMCUE before May 16

Don’t miss your last chance to save on your 2016 ASMCUE registration! Take advantage of the early registration prices before May 16 and receive discounted rates to attend the Conference, including special registration rate for graduate students and postdocs. Register here:


Receive one-on-one coaching during ASM’s Scientific Writing and Publishing Course.

Receive personalized feedback on your manuscript at the Scientific Writing and Publishing Course in Washington, DC on August 12-14.  After completing the course, you will have: a detailed plan for improving their draft manuscript,  hands-on experience in critiquing abstracts and manuscripts,  a network of peers and mentors to share critiques and advice, and  tools and...


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...


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...