News & Updates

  • ASPB Education Booth at Plant Biology 2018
    At Plant Biology 2018, the ASPB Education and Outreach booth featured a variety of resources for visitors with multiple booth guests sharing helpful teaching tools and outreach activities. Long time education committee member Scott Woody made it across the Canadian border with his FPsc (fast plants, self-compatible) and genetic resources ... Read More >
    August 15, 2018
  • Plant Biology 2018 – Let’s DO science
    Students learn better when they are actively engaged in course material.  For the sciences, this translates into involving them in original research experiences.  Research experiences for undergraduates in our research labs are a valuable opportunity for all concerned, but these spaces are limited. We may all acknowledge that providing research ... Read More >
    August 15, 2018
  • Education and Outreach at Plant Biology 2018
    The education concurrent symposium at Plant Biology 2018 attracted a wide array of scientists committed to the importance of educating the public and students about topics in plant biology. Each speaker presented a creative way to generate knowledge and excitement about scientific discovery either to students in the classroom or ... Read More >
    August 15, 2018
  • One Year After SURF-ing: Students Reflect and Share What’s Next
    The ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) fund promising undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers. SURF recipients must present their research at ASPB’s annual Plant Biology meeting in the year following the fellowship award. Two 2017 SURF recipients ... Read More >
    August 15, 2018
  • ASPB Master Educator Program 2018 Winner
    ASPB’s Master Educator Program offers financial support to successful applicants to participate in focused, substantive, and practical professional development with the aim of creating undergraduate plant biology instructional materials aligned with the recommendations of Vision and Change and ASPB’s core concepts in plant biology (https://www.aspb.org/education-outreach/higher-education/). Congratulations to the 2018 winner, Dong ... Read More >
    August 15, 2018
  • Plant BLOOME 2018 Winners Announced
    ASPB established the Plant Biology Learning Objectives, Outreach Materials & Education (BLOOME) grant program (the name changed over time) with the goal to enhance public awareness and understanding of the essential roles of plants in all areas of life. Congratulations to the three 2018 ASPB Plant BLOOME recipients! Widely Accessible ... Read More >
    August 15, 2018
  • CALL FOR PAPERS! The Plant Cell 30th Anniversary Collection: Rethinking the Past and Shaping the Future of Plant Biology
    CALL FOR PAPERS! The Plant Cell 30th Anniversary Collection: Rethinking the Past and Shaping the Future of Plant Biology Deadline for submission: June 30, 2019 In celebration of 30 years of publishing the best research in plant molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, we encourage authors to submit their most exciting new ... Read More >
    August 2, 2018
  • Wednesday and Thursday at Plant Biology 2018
    Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2018!  Here’s your guide for Wednesday and Thursday and as always, when in doubt, you can check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration and ask one of our friendly volunteers. There’s even more information on the Plant Biology 2018 network ... Read More >
    July 17, 2018
  • Monday at Plant Biology 2018
    Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2018!  Here’s your guide for Monday and as always, when in doubt, you can check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration and ask one of our friendly volunteers. There’s even more information on the Plant Biology 2018 network on Plantae, ... Read More >
    July 15, 2018
  • Sunday at Plant Biology 2018
    Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2018!  Here’s your guide for Sunday– and as always, when in doubt, you can check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration and ask one of our friendly volunteers. There’s even more information on the Plant Biology 2018 network on Plantae, ... Read More >
    July 14, 2018
  • Saturday at Plant Biology 2018
    Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2018! To help you get the most out of this meeting, we’ve compiled a daily guide to activities, with links to the major symposia, workshops, etc. When in doubt, you can also check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration and ... Read More >
    July 13, 2018
  • 6 Ways to Support Young Scientists at Plant Biology 2018
    Are you a supporter of young scientists?  Did you know that every year at the Plant Biology 2018 meeting we have a special poster session just for undergraduates, so they can share the work they are doing?   Here are 6 ways to support undergraduates at #plantbio18 Attend the Undergraduate ... Read More >
    July 13, 2018
  • Get Your Maple Leaf Pin at #plantbio18
    Did you get a pineapple pin last year at Plant Biology 2017? Add to or start your Plant Biology pin collection with this maple leaf pin. All you have to do is visit the Plantae Pavilion and show a staff member or volunteer your recently created or updated Plantae Profile. ... Read More >
    July 12, 2018
  • President’s Letter—Feeding the World: Reasons for Optimism
    Having recently spent time in our nation’s capital asking for support for increased plant science research funding, I’ve been thinking about how we feed the world. Everywhere I turn, I see dire predictions about our ability to keep up with population growth. But the more I think about the issues ... Read More >
    July 11, 2018
  • Be There or Be Square! Plant Science Community Activities at the Plantae Pavilion
    The Plantae Pavilion (in the poster hall) has a full schedule of activities and spaces to relax. Join your colleagues to pitch your science, take a selfie (and enter to win a prize!), and talk about topics near and dear to the plant science community. Check out the full schedule ... Read More >
    July 11, 2018