News & Updates

  • Members of the ASPB Community Elected to the 2018 Class of the AAAS Fellows
    Twenty-three members of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) community were elected to the 2018 class of AAAS Fellows. Each year, the AAAS Council elects fellows based on their contributions to science and technology in the areas of research; teaching; technology; services to professional societies; administration in academe, industry, ... Read More >
    December 10, 2018
  • Nominations Opening Soon for 2019 ASPB Awards!
    The time to recognize and honor excellence among our fellow plant scientists is near The 2019 Call for Award Nominations will be sent to ASPB members on January 4, 2019, and nominations will be due by Wednesday, February 20. ASPB encourages you to participate in the 2019 awards program by ... Read More >
    December 10, 2018
  • Travel Grants for Plant Biology 2019 from the Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Section
    The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is a leader in supporting development opportunities for members at all career stages and who are at different types of institutions. In an effort to boost research engagement at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) for current and prospective faculty, ASPB is offering a PUI ... Read More >
    December 6, 2018
  • ASPB Appropriations Action Alert
    Much of the federal government is operating under a continuing resolution (CR) that is set to expire on December 7, 2018. Congress has yet to pass seven of the twelve appropriations bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, including the Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill, which funds the National Science Foundation ... Read More >
    December 3, 2018
  • Announcing the Founding Members of the Ambassador Alliance
    We are happy to announce the founding members of the ASPB Ambassador governing committee, the Ambassador Alliance. Stephanie Klein, Chair.  Stephanie is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at Penn State University. She has served as an ASPB Ambassador and the Grad Student Rep to the ASPB Membership Committee since 2015 and ... Read More >
    November 30, 2018
  • Early Career Professionals to ASPB Committees
    APPLY HERE ASPB strives to be an inclusive professional organization, seeking input from and providing training opportunities for members across the world and at all career stages. ASPB currently involves early career professionals in two standing committees – Membership and Science Policy. Feedback at the Plant Biology 2018 Town Hall ... Read More >
    November 30, 2018
  • Nomination Update: Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing on USDA Under Secretary of REE, Chief Scientist Nomination
    On November 28th, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Dr. Scott Hutchins as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics (REE), which also serves as USDA Chief Scientist. Hutchins, the former global leader of Corteva AgriScience, is ... Read More >
    November 29, 2018
  • Ambassa-More, Please! Announcing the Newly Enhanced ASPB Ambassador Program
      BY STEPHANIE KLEIN, ASPB Ambassador and Membership Committee RISHI R. MASALIA, ASPB Ambassador and Membership Committee KEN KORTH, Membership Committee JILL DEIKMAN, Chair of the Membership Committee   The ASPB Ambassador Program was established in 2006 to involve students and postdocs in communicating ASPB’s mission to academic and industry ... Read More >
    October 30, 2018
  • Does Public Engagement Really Matter?
    Is science communication important? Does public engagement really matter? Should the scientific community do more or less to support these activities? Here’s your chance to be heard. Please help us better serve you by completing the 15-minute survey. All responses are anonymous and confidential. The American Society of Plant Biologists ... Read More >
    October 26, 2018