News & Updates

  • Announcing the Update Your ASPB Profile Raffle Winners
    As you may have heard, ASPB has implemented a new database to track memberships and other activities within ASPB. This database is also the source for our member-facing directory, so it’s a vital tool in ensuring society members can find each other. To make this database as accurate and useful... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-11-29
  • ASPB Signs USCIA/NSF Authorization OPT-OUT Letter
    ASPB recently signed a letter that encourages and supports a conference agreement for House and Senate competitiveness legislation that will, “reflect a bipartisan, bicameral commitment to maintaining U.S. global competitiveness through increased long-term investments in NSF research and education programs.” Read the Full Letter Here   Source... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-11-23
  • Scaling up Equity and Inclusion through K-12, undergraduate, and graduate education
    By Sibongile Mafu (WiPB) and Adam Steinbrenner (EDIC) The Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) and Women in Plant Biology (WIPB) co-hosted a workshop at the Plant Biology 2021 Annual meeting entitled “Sustained Commitments to Diversity and Inclusion”. The invited panelists have focused their careers on outreach and teaching at... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-11-11
  • Surviving Academia and Industry: 2021 Plant Biology Workshop
    By Asia Hightower (EDIC) and Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi (EDIC) During the Plant Biology 2021 meeting, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) hosted a virtual workshop called ‘Surviving Academia and Industry’. Navigating the scientific workforce can be challenging for anyone at all career stages, but is particularly stressful for Black, Indigenous,... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-11-11
  • Apply for an ASPB Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award for Plant Biology 2022!
    ASPB is now accepting applications for the Women’s Young Investigator Travel Awards to attend Plant Biology 2022, which is scheduled to be held this year in Portland, Oregon from July 9-13, 2022, and online! The goal of the program is to increase attendance of early-career female investigators at the annual... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-11-10
  • Call for workshop proposals for Plant Biology 2022
    Planning for the Plant Biology 2022 conference is well underway. This year the conference will be a joint meeting with the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists and this year’s program committee is pleased to invite members of the plant science community to submit proposals for workshops to be held during... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-11-09
  • Apply for an ASPB Travel Grant to attend Plant Biology 2022!
    ASPB is offering a limited number of travel grants to attend Plant Biology 2022 which is scheduled to be held in Portland, Oregon from July 9-13, 2022, and online. The travel award program aims to increase attendance of early-career scientists at the annual meeting by providing funds for those in... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-11-08
  • President’s Letter—The Power of Engagement
    The past year and a half has been an unprecedented time for all of us, and it has brought unforeseeable changes to our lives. I recognize that you have many competing priorities in your life as you struggle with the consequences of the pandemic. Research, classes, family and social commitments,... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-11-02
  • Update your ASPB member profile – we’ll make it worth the time!
    As you may have heard, ASPB has implemented a new database to track memberships and other activities within ASPB. This database is also the source for our member-facing directory, so it’s a vital tool in ensuring society members can find each other. To make this database as accurate and useful as... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-11-01
  • Sprinting to Endow ASPB’s Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award
    By now, we hope you have heard about ASPB’s major fundraising drive – the Centennial Challenge – leading up to ASPB’s 100th anniversary in 2024. Although components of the Centennial Challenge – the Pioneer of ASPB program, for example – are perennial, at a recent meeting of the Centennial Challenge... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-10-20
  • ASPB Signs Letter Supporting Agricultural Research, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    ASPB is pleased to sign a letter urging U.S. House and Senate Democratic leadership to prioritize and protect the vital investments in agricultural climate research, agricultural innovation, and agricultural research infrastructure within the Build Back Better human and climate infrastructure package.  These proposed investments are a generational down payment to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-10-14
  • Request for Concurrent Symposia Proposals for Plant Biology 2022
    We are looking forward to Plant Biology 22, a meeting organized jointly by the Canadian and American societies of plant biology, returning to a primarily in-person format in Portland. New for this year, the ASPB/CSPB/SCBV Program Committee is soliciting proposals from the community to convene and organize concurrent symposia. The Program... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-10-13
  • ASPB Statement on Sexual Harassment
    Reports of sexual harassment in the plant sciences have recently been brought to public attention by Science magazine. The American Society of Plant Biologists believes that discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation have no place in our society, and we want to express our strongest support to any victims of such... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-10-08