The LEAP Initiative identifies 10 evidence-based, high-impact educational practices that support the success of undergraduate students. At ASM Microbe 2017, several faculty members shared their LEAP-influenced best practices for improving student outcomes. 

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 09:47

Learn How to Be a Good Mentor in the Lab

Dr. Stephen Goff, recipient of the 2017 ASM D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award, advises grad students and lab technicians to “go wherever smart people are doing great science.” During a recent symposium at ASM Microbe 2017, he shared some advice for principal investigators too, on being a good mentor and advisor. 

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The ABRCMS conference for underrepresented minority students in STEM offers travel award opportunities for students who wish to present at the conference but don't have the funds to attend, as well as for faculty who are interested in judging student presentations.

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Here in the U.S. (and many other countries), it’s almost Mother’s Day.  In celebration, we’re offering up ideas to help you share your love of science with your mom (or other family and friends).

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ASM’s Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD) helps prepare microbiology students for success. Patricia Baynham, Ph.D., ASM Committee on Minority Education member and one of the facilitators of MAPD, recently shared some of the program’s key characteristics as well as ways that others can use MAPD as a model to foster student success at conferences and beyond. 

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In an introductory microbiology lab, one common goal is to increase student skills with the microscope, including the ability to properly stain a bacterial specimen. But what is the best way to assess improvement in these skills?

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In celebration of Earth Day, we’re offering up 4 open-access, peer-reviewed resources from the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) to help infuse biodiversity-related content into your K-12 or undergraduate classroom and lab.

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Monday, 17 April 2017 09:31

How to Write a Great Grant Application

Writing a grant application can be daunting, especially when you’re new to the process. How do you know what funding opportunities are available, how to make your writing both succinct and impactful, and how to make sure you’ve completed all of the forms correctly?

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The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) is unique in that the latest advances in teaching, assessment, research on learning, and mentoring are presented and discussed alongside cutting-edge science, allowing educators to bring both current education practices and science topics into their classrooms.

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:18

Transforming Microbiology Education

The ubiquitous nature of microorganisms, their growth and metabolic uniqueness, and modern science’s need to harness these life forms to solve global challenges of the future make Microbes as a Way of Solving Global Challenges a transformational concept in education.

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