News & Updates

  • President’s Letter—Here’s Hoping
    This year has lasted a decade. As we pivoted from crammed lecture halls to online teaching, and from bustling, energized labs to working shifts and eating lunch on our own, we adapted to a new normal that still feels anything but normal. I’m nostalgic for holding lab meetings and grant... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-12-01
  • Letter urging continued support for AFRI (FY2021)
    The AFRI Coalition sends letter to Chairman Hoeven, Ranking Member Merkley, Chairman Bishop, and Ranking Member Fortenberry (members of the U.S. Senate and House Subcommittees on Agriculture) regarding fiscal year 2021 spending proposals. The AFRI Coalition commends you for your support of USDA’s Agriculture & Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-11-30
  • ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Alumnus spotlight – Anna Funk
    Interested in science communication? Look no further. The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship carries out the mission to increase public understanding of science and technology. Over the past decades, more than 700 scientists have gone through the 10-week summer program and explored the realm of science journalism. ASPB... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-11-23
  • ASPB joins CNSF in support for NSF funding (FY21)
    ASPB signs on to coalition letter in support of the NSF for fiscal year 2021 appropriations legislation. The letter was sent on November 20, 2020 to the U.S. Senate and House Committee on Appropriations members:  Chairman Shelby, Vice Chairman Leahy, Chairwoman Lowey, and Ranking Member Granger. As Congress seeks to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-11-20
  • ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Alumnus spotlight – Jenna Gallegos
    Interested in science communication? Look no further. The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship carries out the mission to increase public understanding of science and technology. Over the past decades, more than 700 scientists have gone through the 10-week summer program and explored the realm of science journalism. ASPB... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-11-20
  • ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Alumnus spotlight – Eric Hamilton
    Interested in science communication? Look no further. The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship carries out the mission to increase public understanding of science and technology. Over the past decades, more than 700 scientists have gone through the 10-week summer program and explored the realm of science journalism. ASPB... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-11-18
  • ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Alumnus spotlight – Lorena Villanueva-Almanza
    Interested in science communication? Look no further. The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship carries out the mission to increase public understanding of science and technology. Over the past decades, more than 700 scientists have gone through the 10-week summer program and explored the realm of science journalism. ASPB... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-11-16
  • ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Alumnus spotlight – Nikki Forrester
    Interested in science communication? Look no further. The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship carries out the mission to increase public understanding of science and technology. Over the past decades, more than 700 scientists have gone through the 10-week summer program and explored the realm of science journalism. ASPB... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-11-13
  • ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Alumnus spotlight – Katherine Dynarski
    Interested in science communication? Look no further. The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship carries out the mission to increase public understanding of science and technology. Over the past decades, more than 700 scientists have gone through the 10-week summer program and explored the realm of science journalism. ASPB... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-11-11
  • ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Alumnus spotlight – Carolyn Beans
    Interested in science communication? Look no further. The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship carries out the mission to increase public understanding of science and technology. Over the past decades, more than 700 scientists have gone through the 10-week summer program and explored the realm of science journalism. ASPB... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-11-09
  • Agency Update: NIH Releases Final Data Management and Sharing Policy
    As part of its ongoing work to standardize and promote the sharing of data generated from biomedical research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published its final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS) on October 29, 2020.  The final policy is the culmination of several recent efforts from... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-11-06
  • ASPB 2021 Call for Workshop Proposals
    Planning for the Plant Biology 2021 conference is well underway. The ASPB Program Committee is pleased to invite members of our community to submit proposals for workshops to be held during the conference. Please complete and submit this form before December 4, 2020 to guarantee review for potential inclusion in... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-10-30
  • Agency Update: DOE Ready to Launch New Portal For Application Submissions for EERE Research and Development Opportunities
    On November 2, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will launch a new portal to list all future funding opportunities and submit applications for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.  Fiscal year (FY) 2021 application submissions will be through the new portal, while open opportunities published prior to November 2... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-10-30
  • Engineering Drought-Resistant Crops with Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) Photosynthesis
    This work examines requirements for introducing CAM and alternative water-saving pathways into C3 plants in different environments. ASPB is pleased to announce the publication of noteworthy research investigating water-saving alternatives for photosynthesis in temperate environments, which are likely to become hotter and drier in the future. Drought causes major crop... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-10-23
  • Funding Opportunity: NSF Releases Mid-Career Advancement Program Solicitation
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released a solicitation for the new Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) program.  NSF recognizes that while the mid-career timeframe is essential for advancing research, many faculty have to balance research with other demands, such as teaching and service activities.  Through this solicitation, NSF intends to support... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-10-22