Courses and Workshops

ASM Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD)

View the 2017 MAPD Final Program.
*Note: The 2018 program is forthcoming.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 ǀ 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 ǀ 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

The Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD) will be held prior to ASM Microbe on Wednesday, June 6 – Thursday, June 7, 2018. The academy is designed to equip community college, undergraduate, post baccalaureate and graduate students in the microbial sciences with skills needed to:

  • transition successfully to professional society meetings,
  • make a successful presentation,
  • meet and network with peers who share similar interest in microbiology,
  • build on networking opportunities with faculty mentors who are also members of ASM,
  • gain professional development training, and
  • strengthen mentoring relationships with research and academic advisors.

Faculty facilitators will provide students with personalized feedback and coaching in one-on-one and group settings and discuss mentoring and career tips to ensure success in microbial science careers. 
*Postdoctoral scientists are ineligible to participate in this workshop.*

Information on additional ASM Microbe 2018 Courses/Workshops is forthcoming.