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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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Explore the Scientific Writing and Publishing Process with ASM Journals Editors. Deadline: 12/1.

The ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute (SWPI) Online is a three-month, six-part professional development webinar series designed to provide graduate students and postdoctoral and early-career scientists with the skills set needed to successfully publish in scientific journals. Cost: $150 Deadline: December 1 Click here to learn more. Participants are encouraged to take what they learn in this...


Undergraduates are Encouraged to Apply for the ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program

Receive money to present your research at ASM Microbe 2016, the largest meeting of microbiologists in the world. The ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (UR-Capstone) provides students with funds to attend the ASM Research Capstone Institute and present their research at ASM Microbe.  Eligibility Be an ASM member, Be U.S. citizen or Permanent U.S. resident,  Be enrolled...


Save the Date! ASMCUE 2016 Heads to the Washington, DC Area

After a nationwide search, the venue for the 2016 ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) has been selected.  We are pleased to announce that the conference will be held July 21-24, 2016 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The group room rate is $129.00 plus taxes. You will...


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...


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,...


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...


Content Now Available for ASM Spring M(icro)OOCs Series

Content Now Available for ASM Spring M(icro)OOCs Series    Did you miss the spring ASM M(icro)OOC series? In case you missed it, ASM has made all recordings and materials for the 2015 spring M(icro)OOC series available to the public. Click here to learn more:


JMBE May Issue Now Available

JMBE May Issue Now Available Volume 16, Issue 1 of the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) has been published. Be sure to read the Letter from the Editor in which Dr. Samantha L. Elliott, JMBE’s Editor-in-Chief, discusses new and ongoing initiatives for 2015. Also published in this issue are...


JMBE Profiles with Kari Wester: Episode 3 Now Available

JMBE Profiles with Kari Wester is an interview series that highlights the volunteers that comprise the JMBE Editorial Board, the authors who contribute their work, and the education innovations that bring them together. In the third episode of the series, Kari sits down with ASM's Publishing Ethics Manager, Erika Davies,...


ASM Fellowship Opportunity for Early-Career and Future Faculty

    New ASM Fellowship Opportunity for Post-docs and Early-career STEM Faculty   The ASM-LINK Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellowship is offering support to STEM educators currently training or desire to train undergraduate researchers. The UFRI fellowship empowers STEM faculty to design research programs for undergraduates by creating research networks and initiating successful...