News & Updates

  • Pitch Yourself & Your Science for #PlantBio18
    Your “elevator pitch” is how you present yourself and your science in an intriguing, attention-grabbing, and articulate way. When someone asks you about yourself or your work, being prepared with your “pitch” immediately catches their interest and opens the conversation so you can provide more detail. How to the contest ... Read More >
    June 19, 2018
  • Plant Biology 2018 in Montreal: Code of Conduct Roll-out
    With only three weeks until Plant Biology 2018 in Montreal, we would like to remind everyone to be kind and respectful toward each other during the conference, and always. ASPB is committed to ensuring that our meetings are welcoming and inclusive for everyone, so that we can be comfortable sharing ... Read More >
    June 18, 2018
  • ASPB: Evolving In A Digital Age
    BY THE ASPB DIGITAL TEAM Some of you may remember when academic correspondence took place by post. Authors sent manuscripts by mail to journals, which passed them on to reviewers, whose comments were ultimately returned to the authors, who then started the process again with a revised manuscript. ASPB published ... Read More >
    June 11, 2018
  • Policy Update: Senate Hearing on Student Visas and National Security
    Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – June 6, 2018 On June 6, the Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing entitled, “Student Visa Integrity: Protecting Educational Opportunity and National Security.”  The hearing focused on the potential threats international students and academics, particularly those ... Read More >
    June 8, 2018
  • Join the 2018-2019 Planting Science Master Plant Science Team!
    ASPB invites members to join the 2018-2019 PlantingScience Master Plant Science Team. PlantingScience is a free online resource to teachers and schools. The program provides volunteer scientists, resources, and activities to support innovation in teaching, learning, and mentoring. PlantingScience is a learning community where scientists provide online mentorship to student teams as they design ... Read More >
    June 5, 2018
  • ASPB’s 2018 Election Results
    Many thanks to those members who took the time to vote this spring; and hearty congratulations to our newly elected Council members: Judy Callis (incoming president elect) and Wayne Parrott (incoming secretary elect)! Judy and Wayne will begin their next cycles of service to ASPB on October 1, 2018. Thanks, ... Read More >
    May 31, 2018
  • President’s Letter: Your ASPB – The Things You Most Value
    The results are in from our membership survey. First, I want to acknowledge the work of Shea Keene, a University of Florida graduate student, and her mentor Dr. Thomas Colquhoun, who collected and analyzed all of the data. I also sincerely thank those of you who participated and am taking ... Read More >
    May 9, 2018
  • Announcing the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)
    The ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program funds promising undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers over the course of 10 consecutive weeks. This year’s SURF recipients will present their research at Plant Biology 2019. Congratulations to these ... Read More >
    May 8, 2018
  • ASPB Education & Outreach Booth Takes Visitors into the World of Plants at USA Science and Engineering Festival
    ASPB’s Education and Outreach Committee hosted an outreach booth at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) in Washington, DC on April 6-8, 2018. Held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the event brought in over 370,000 visitors and occupied 2.3 million square feet of convention space. The ... Read More >
    May 8, 2018
  • ASPB Wins 2018 Excellence in New Communications Award for Plantae
    (ASPB) is pleased to announce that Plantae, the online home for the global plant science community, has been awarded an Excellence in New Communications Award from the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) in the Communications, Communities, and Collaboration category – nonprofit division. This prestigious award honors organizations for their exemplary ... Read More >
    May 2, 2018