News & Updates

  • Learn How To Effectively Pitch Yourself and Your Science at #PlantBio17
    Your “elevator pitch” is how you present yourself in an intriguing, attention-grabbing and articulate way. When someone asks you about yourself or your work, being prepared with your “pitch” immediately catches their interest and opens the conversation so you can provide more detail. Developing and refining your pitch is more difficult than it sounds, ... Read More >
    Jun 2 2017
  • 3 ways to boost your career at Plant Biology 2017
    Looking for learning opportunities and activities to help navigate your career path?  Check out the following list curated by the ASPB team.     1. Improve your skill set Attend any of these workshops Talk Story and Communication in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim (Saturday, 9-12) Women In Plant Biology ... Read More >
    Jun 2 2017
  • Fascination of Plants 2017 Success Stories
    Thank you to everyone who participated in Fascination of Plants Day 2017 on May 18! It was a great success and we are looking forward to the next event in 2019. Fascination of Plants Day is an international event organized by the European Plant Science Organization. Now in its 4th ... Read More >
    Jun 1 2017
  • Announcing the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)
    The ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program funds promising undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers over the course of 10 consecutive weeks. This year’s SURF recipients will present their research at Plant Biology 2018. Congratulations to these ... Read More >
    May 30 2017
  • ASPB Statement on Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal
    On May 23, 2017, the White House released its fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request whereby it proposed to slash funding for federal agencies that support plant science research and education.  If enacted, President Trump’s FY 2018 budget would have a catastrophic impact on plant science and the broader U.S. ... Read More >
    May 25 2017
  • Winning entry of the April 2017 “Teaching Tools Proposal” competition
    Please contact Mary Williams if you’d like to discuss submitting a Teaching Tool preproprosal. Investigating Darwin’s “abominable mystery” – the angiosperms, by Sonja Dunbar Flowering plants, the angiosperms, make up roughly 1/6th of the living species currently known. This teaching tool will explore the rapid diversification and success of the ... Read More >
    May 25 2017
  • 3 ways to boost your career at Plant Biology 2017
    Looking for learning opportunities and activities to help navigate your career path?  Check out the following list curated by the ASPB team.     1. Improve your skill set Attend any of these workshops Talk Story and Communication in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim (Saturday, 9-12) Women In Plant Biology ... Read More >
    May 23 2017
  • Plant Day Contest Winners Announced
    Today, May 18, is the fourth international Fascination of Plants Day! Fascination of Plants Day aims to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science. Submissions for the ASPB Fascination of Plants Day Social Media Photo Contest (#PlantDayUSA) ... Read More >
    May 18 2017
  • Plant Scientists Elected To This Year’s Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    One of the nation’s most prominent honorary societies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AA) recognizes accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts. The membership of AA includes over 4600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Member and spans all disciplinary areas and professions. The ... Read More >
    May 16 2017
  • Plant Scientists Elected To This Year’s Class of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
    Several plant scientists have been elected as members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. These plant biologists are among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates just elected.  There are now 2,290 active NAS members and ... Read More >
    May 16 2017
  • Plant Scientists in the Wild (#FoPD)
    Guest post by Emily Larson  @erlarson_phd and Maria Papanatsiou @m_papanatsiou, postdocs at the University of Glasgow, Scotland If there is one stereotype about some scientists that contains a shred of truth it is that we are definitely indoor kids – at least professionally speaking. We spend a lot of time ... Read More >
    May 12 2017
  • President’s Letter: The Many Legacies of ASPB
    At ASPB, so much has changed over the past few years. Our flagship journals are now online only and offer open access options; we welcome the initiation of our new journal, Plant Direct; and ASPB is set to better interconnect its members with the larger plant science community by way ... Read More >
    May 12 2017
  • New Teaching Tool: It’s not easy being not green
    There’s a new Teaching Tool in town! It’s not easy being not green: the making of a parasitic plant – By Caitlin E. Conn and David C. Nelson. This Teaching Tool explores the biology and evolution of parasitic plants, and their impact on agriculture. In the last portion of the ... Read More >
    May 11 2017
  • Plant Day 2017 events and photo contest!
    On May 18, 2017, we join plant scientists around the globe to celebrate Fascination of Plants Day 2017. Now in its fourth year, Fascination of Plants Day aims to excite the public about the vital importance of plant science research. But Fascination of Plants Day can only work with the active ... Read More >
    May 9 2017
  • Plant Cell papers get cited: non-citation rate is close to zero
    by Nan Eckardt, Senior Features Editor, The Plant Cell  neckardt@aspb.org We all know that, on average, papers published in THE PLANT CELL are highly cited. But did you ever wonder how many papers published in the journal never get cited? After seeing some recent tweets with respect to “academic papers” ... Read More >
    May 8 2017