News & Updates

  • Policy Update: House Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill
    On April 18, 2018, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill).  As expected, the markup was extremely partisan in nature with Democratic Members strongly opposing the proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and noting the lack of transparency.  ... Read More >
    April 20, 2018
  • Anna Groves Awarded ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
    Anna Groves, a PhD candidate in Michigan State University’s Department of Plant Biology, has been awarded the ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship for 2018. Anna will spend 10 weeks this summer training and practicing science journalism with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Anna graduated from Illinois ... Read More >
    April 10, 2018
  • ASPB Educational Outreach: A Rockstar Booth at NSTA 2018
    The ASPB Education Committee hosted an Education & Outreach booth at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia during March 15th– March 17th, 2018. Located at the Georgia World Congress Center, the booth was organized by ASPB Education Committee member Scott Woody and ASPB Education Coordinator Winnie ... Read More >
    April 9, 2018
  • Elections open April 9th: Your opportunity to guide ASPB’s future
    In this election cycle, you are being asked to vote for a new President-Elect, Secretary-Elect, and Corresponding Members. The President-Elect will serve ASPB for three years: in year two becoming the President. The Secretary serves on the program committee for four years, serving as chair in years two and three: ... Read More >
    April 7, 2018
  • ASPB Conviron Scholars Program: Highlights of the 2017-2018 program
    The experience from the ASPB Conviron Scholars program serves as a foundation for a career in plant science. The scholarship consisted of the four major themes: 1) Career Planning 2) Writing and Communications 3) Leadership 4) Effective Presentations  Within each theme, the participants read collections of articles, attended webinars and completed assignments within a private ... Read More >
    March 28, 2018
  • Announcing the 2018 ASPB Award Winners
    The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 awards, which honors excellence in research, education, outreach and service. Charles Albert Shull Award Nathan Springer, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership Award Deborah Delmer, University of California, Davis Jane ... Read More >
    March 19, 2018