News & Updates

  • Agency Update: NSF Seeks Members for STEM Education Advisory Panel
    Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC – November 10, 2017 On November 8, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it is accepting recommendations for members of a new STEM[1] Education Advisory Panel.  This panel will provide input to the interagency Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM), which is made ... Read More >
    Nov 17 2017
  • Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE): Call for Proposals
    RCN-UBE (NSF 18-510) is designed to enhance undergraduate biology education using networks of faculty and professionals to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and educational activities. The theme of RCN-UBE proposals can be on any topic likely to enhance undergraduate biology education. RCN-UBE provides opportunities to: foster new collaborations address ... Read More >
    Nov 15 2017
  • Action Alert – Contact Congress to Prevent Major Tax Increase on Graduate Students
    Please read the urgent request below and contact your Member of Congress regarding a harmful provision in a piece of legislation under consideration by Congress. The situation: The U.S. House of Representatives is currently considering tax reform legislation, H.R. 1, that would change the way graduate student income is considered ... Read More >
    Nov 13 2017
  • President’s Letter: A Challenging Time to Assume the Presidency
    It seems like only yesterday that the members of ASPB entrusted me with the presidency. My year as president-elect has flown by. When I was elected, I wondered, what exactly does a president-elect actually do, and is it necessary? A year later, I am pleased to say that the system ... Read More >
    Nov 9 2017
  • Candidate Search: NSF Assistant Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences (AD/BIO)
    The National Science Foundation is initiating a national search for the Assistant Director for Biological Sciences (BIO) and they are seeking your assistance in the identification of visionary candidates to lead the Directorate during the coming years. The Assistant Director, BIO, manages a budget of approximately $750.0M and a portfolio ... Read More >
    Oct 26 2017
  • ASPB/AAAS 2018 Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
    Are you interested in science writing? Do you want to help people understand complex scientific issues? Apply for the ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program and learn how to increase public understanding of science and technology. Fellows in the 10-week 2018 summer program will work as reporters, researchers, ... Read More >
    Oct 19 2017
  • Incorporating Venus Flytraps into K-12 STEM Curriculum
    Simraun Kaur, Sreyashi Ghosh, Juliet Malkowski, and Aileen Wu, high school students at Princeton High School, recently presented at the ASPB Mid-Atlantic conference under the auspices of the ASPB BLOOME Grant, headed by educator Mark Eastburn. They weigh in on their research and bringing STEM to the K-12 classroom below: ... Read More >
    Oct 16 2017
  • Incorporating Venus Flytraps into K-12 STEM Curriculum
    Simran Kaur, Sreyashi Ghosh, Juliet Malkowski, and Aileen Wu, high school students at Princeton High School, recently presented at the ASPB Mid-Atlantic conference under the auspices of the ASPB BLOOME Grant, headed by educator Mark Eastburn. They weigh in on their research and bringing STEM to the K-12 classroom below: ... Read More >
    Oct 16 2017
  • DC Teachers’ Night at the U.S. Botanic Garden: An Evening Filled with Plant-astic ASPB Outreach Activities
    On September 22, ASPB participated in an evening of outreach at the United States Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C., as an exhibitor at the annual D.C. Teachers’ Night hosted by USBG and the District of Columbia Environmental Education Consortium. The evening features dozens of exhibitors with hands-on activities, lesson plans, ... Read More >
    Oct 12 2017
  • DC Teachers’ Night at the U.S. Botanic Garden: An Evening Filled with Plant-astic ASPB Outreach Activities
    On September 22, ASPB participated in an evening of outreach at the United States Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C., as an exhibitor at the annual D.C. Teachers’ Night hosted by USBG and the District of Columbia Environmental Education Consortium. The evening features dozens of exhibitors with hands-on activities, lesson plans, ... Read More >
    Oct 12 2017
  • NIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives
    USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Needs Stakeholder Input on Food, Agriculture Priorities The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting input from stakeholders regarding research, extension, and education priorities in food and agriculture. A series of four in-person listening sessions hosted in different regions across the country ... Read More >
    Sep 28 2017
  • NIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives
    USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Needs Stakeholder Input on Food, Agriculture Priorities The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting input from stakeholders regarding research, extension, and education priorities in food and agriculture. A series of four in-person listening sessions hosted in different regions across the country ... Read More >
    Sep 28 2017
  • President’s Letter: Where Do We Go from Here?
    A research community thrives best when it acts with a consensus voice and agrees to commonly held priorities. An effort to achieve such consensus within the plant science community was first launched with the 2013 publication of the document Unleashing a Decade of Innovation in Plant Science: A Vision for ... Read More >
    Sep 11 2017
  • President’s Letter: Where Do We Go from Here?
    A research community thrives best when it acts with a consensus voice and agrees to commonly held priorities. An effort to achieve such consensus within the plant science community was first launched with the 2013 publication of the document Unleashing a Decade of Innovation in Plant Science: A Vision for ... Read More >
    Sep 11 2017
  • Announcing the Inaugural Class of the ASPB Conviron Scholars Program
    Congratulations to the inaugural class of the ASPB Conviron Scholars Program.  These 21 scholars were selected from a strongly competitive group of over 150 applicants.  Read more about each awardee. Special thanks to Conviron for making this program possible through their financial support. Mary Modupe Adewole, University of Ibadan, Osun State, ... Read More >
    Sep 8 2017