News & Updates

  • CourseSource Online Writing Studios – Application Now Open
    In partnership with Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) meeting, CourseSource is hosting Online Writing Studios this summer. The online Writing Studio will be offered twice this summer: July 19-21 from 12-4 pm Eastern each day (for participants writing about online and/or in-person lessons) August 16-18 from... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-05-06
  • Meet the ASPB President-Elect Candidates for 2021
    Join us for a live, online “meet the candidates” event and get to know the candidates for ASPB president-elect: Hong Ma and Gustavo MacIntosh. Date and Time: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7 AM PDT (UTC-7), 10 AM EDT (UTC-4) ; 3 PM BST (UTC + 1) Register today and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-05-05
  • Letter Expressing Support for the America Grows Act of 2021
    ASPB has signed on a letter to Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member John Boozman, Chairman Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman Richard Shelby, Chairman Jeff Merkley, and Ranking Member John Hoeven expressing support for the America Grows Act of 2021 (S.1371), a bipartisan bill Senators Durbin and Moran have recently introduced that... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-05-05
  • Dealing with Pandemic Disruptions? Contact your Program Officer
    As part of its March meeting, members of ASPB’s Science Policy Committee (SPC) met with program staff from several federal funding agencies, including the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Biological and Environmental Research Program at the Department of Energy (DOE),... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-04-26
  • Immerse Yourself in Participatory Workshops During the Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit!
    Registration is now open for the Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit, which will take place online from July 19–July 23.  We’re excited to announce that this year we have a fantastic lineup of workshops, organized in three main tracks – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Professional Development; and Technical Development and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-04-22
  • ASPB’s Position Statement on Diversity
    The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) considers increasing diversity among its membership to be an opportunity for investment. Indeed, ASPB believes strongly that meeting the serious challenges faced by humanity, including climate change, food insecurity, and diminishing natural resources, will require groups of scientists that exhibit diversity in their... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-04-15
  • ASPB Names 2021 Award Recipients
    The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 awards, which honor distinction in research, education, outreach, and service.  ASPB Innovation Prize for Agricultural Technology Carla Yerkes, Corteva Agriscience, Indianapolis, Indiana Charles Albert Shull Award Adrienne Roeder, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Charles... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-03-31
  • March/April 2021 Presidents Letter
    Presidents Letter—All Together Now BY MAUREEN McCANN, ASPB President, National Renewable Energy Laboratory It’s a rare experience to sit for an hour on the second level of a parking garage with a growing sense of elation. This morning, I drove my husband Nick for his first shot of vaccine against... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-03-25
  • Announcing the 2021 Travel Award/Attendance Award Winners
    ASPB’s Travel Award Program aims to increase attendance of early career scientists at the annual meeting, ordinarily by providing travel funds for those in financial need. Increasing diversity among the annual meeting attendees is another primary goal. Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and professionals beginning their careers in plant... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-03-24
  • Registration is Open for ASPB’s Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit!
    The Plant Biology 2020 Worldwide Summit, powered by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), will be a fully virtual conference that is taking place from July 19 to July 23, 2021. Building on the great success of last year’s first-ever fully virtual ASPB annual conference, which attracted over 2,600... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-03-15