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Program Committee Chair
Jeffrey Olimpo, PhD

Program Committee Vice-Chair
Jaclyn Madden, MS

All 2018 Program Committee Members


Use #ASMCUE and follow @ASMicrobiology on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Agar Art by: Kimberly Payne, 
University of Pittsburgh 

"I first attended ASMCUE as a postdoc, and it was the first conference where I felt I had found 'my people.' The creative ideas, best practices, and networking that I gain from attending ASMCUE have been instrumental in my career success."
Samantha Elliott, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Special Events and Networking

Dissemination Station Resource Fair 

Learn about ongoing initiatives during this special lunchtime event on Friday, July 27, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in Arbor. Fair participants will share progress on relevant projects/programs with colleagues and aim to find new collaborators and solicit feedback.  

Topics include: 

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  • Technician Training in Gene Editing
  • Ethics Network for Course-based Opportunities in Undergraduate Research (ENCOUR)
  • Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE)
  • Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2)
  • Authentic Research Experiences in Microbiology (AREM)
  • Barcoding and Metabarcoding for flexible, approachable Student Research
  • National Science Foundation – Opportunities at the Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR)

HHMI Night at the Movie

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) will host a movie night on Saturday (July 28). Join us Saturday evening (July 28) for a screening of selected episodes from HHMI's film project, I Contain Multitudes. Enjoy refreshments and a meet-and-greet with scientists involved in the films and participate in a Q&A session with the presenters, Dr. Jack A Gilbert – Director of the Microbiome Center and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago and Dr. Aileen O’Hearn, HHMI.


Get Involved, Get Published 

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Share your work and learn more about ASM's Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE).

Office Hours: Get feedback on your manuscript

Whether you have a draft in progress or simply an idea about work you’d like to publish, editors from are available to answer questions and provide advice.

Join editors on Friday, July 27 or Saturday, July 28 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Spots are limited so sign up today!

How to volunteer for JMBE

Joining the JMBE Editorial Board is a great way to give back to the field, mentor early career colleagues, learn about the types of manuscripts JMBE publishes, and may be a springboard for you to publish your own educational activities or research. Bring your coffee and join us to learn about available positions, roles and responsibilities, and more. Whether you want to review, be an editor, or just learn more about the journal, we hope you’ll join us! 

Attend the info session and ask questions on Saturday, July 28 from 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. No sign-ups required.

New in 2018: ASMCUE Buddy Program

First-timers are encouraged to seek out attendees wearing a “Buddy” pin. These attendees have attended 3 or more ASMCUE meetings. Buddies are encouraged to enhance the experience of first-timers at ASMCUE.

Interested in serving as a Buddy? Review these expectations. You can pick up your button at the Registration Desk or from Patty Shields. Contact Patty Shields with any questions about the program at

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Buddy Expectations:

  • Attended 3 or more ASMCUE meetings.
  • Wear your button throughout the meeting.
  • Attend receptions.
  • Ensure there is one buddy per table during meals.
  • Offer to accompany a first timer to a session.
  • Explain ASM jargon (e.g. Microbrews, etc.)
  • Circulate and introduce yourself!

Connect over a meal 

  • Friday, July 27         7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast – by geographic region 
    Sit with attendees that belong to the same ASM branch and think local.
  • Saturday, July 28     7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast sponsored by Pearson – by topical area
    Topics will be shared in the Guidebook App. 
  • Friday & Saturday    12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • Saturday                   7:00 p.m. Affinity Dinners 
    Review topics and then sign up at the registration desk to reserve your seat for dinner at a nearby restaurant. Meet in the lobby and then head to a nearby restaurant with ASMCUE attendees. Please note, attendees are responsible for their expenses.



ASMday2part12of76Art and science intersect with LuxArt. Mark O. Martin, Anne Estes, and Jennifer Quinn will lead interested attendees through the process of creating artistic masterpieces using cultures of bioluminescent bacteria.

Please note supplies are limited to 80 attendees. Sign up to save your spot!

  • Friday, July 27     8:30 – 9:30 p.m. LuxArt Painting
    Get some direction from the facilitators and "paint" your design onto agar plates (provided).
  • Saturday, July 28     7:00 – 7:30 p.m. LuxArt Viewing 
    After 24 hours, your masterpiece will be ready to view and photograph. Join the unveiling and photo shoot.

Spirit Days

Participate in Spirit Days and make it easy to connect with fellow attendees.

  • Friday, July 27 – College and University Spirit Day
    Show your school pride by wearing 
  • Saturday, July 28 – 8:00 a.m. Identify your Community Day
       Community College...................................Blue
       Undergraduate Institution..................Green
       Comprehensive Institution.................Orange
       Doctoral Granting Inst.............................Red

Questions about the ASMCUE Program?