News & Updates

  • Introducing Changing Cultures and Climates, a new online resource for equity, diversity, and inclusion
    The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), in partnership with the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee (NAASC), is excited to announce the creation of an online hub for collecting resources aimed at improving diversity and inclusion in the plant sciences.  The mission of Changing Cultures and Climates is to provide... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-01-19
  • Please Nominate for ASPB Council Positions
    Nominations are open for individuals to serve as president-elect and as elected members. The president-elect serves as chair of ASPB’s Board of Directors and as a member of ASPB’s Council; the elected member serves as a member of both ASPB’s Board of Directors and ASPB’s Council. The deadline is February... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-01-05
  • Nominations Open for 2021 ASPB Awards
    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 ASPB Awards. The deadline is February 19, 2021, so please submit your nominations as soon as possible. It is important that ASPB honor the most notable achievements and contributions of plant scientists worldwide – a responsibility that we carry out in large... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2021-01-04
  • Recognition Travel Award recipient spotlight – Beverly J. Agtuca
    Enriched biodiversity provides resilience to an ecosystem; workplace diversity promotes innovations and achievements. ASPB has committed to enhance inclusiveness and build a diverse community. ASPB has provided the Recognition Travel Awards (RTA) for students, postdocs, and faculty to attend the Plant Biology annual meeting. Members of groups underrepresented in the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-12-23
  • Recognition Travel Award recipient spotlight – Brianna Griffin
    Enriched biodiversity provides resilience to an ecosystem; workplace diversity promotes innovations and achievements. ASPB has committed to enhance inclusiveness and build a diverse community. ASPB has provided the Recognition Travel Awards for students, postdocs, and faculty to attend the Plant Biology annual meeting. Members of groups underrepresented in the US... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-12-15
  • Nominations Opening Soon for 2021 ASPB Awards!
    The time to recognize and honor excellence among our fellow plant scientists is Approaching The 2021 Call for Award Nominations will be sent to ASPB members on January 4, 2021, and nominations will be due by Friday, February 19. ASPB encourages you to participate in the 2021 awards program by... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-12-11
  • Recognition Travel Award recipient spotlight – Pablo D. Jenik
    Enriched biodiversity provides resilience to an ecosystem; workplace diversity promotes innovations and achievements. ASPB has committed to enhance inclusiveness and build a diverse community. ASPB has provided the Recognition Travel Awards for students, postdocs, and faculty to attend the Plant Biology annual meetings. Members of groups underrepresented in the US... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-12-10
  • Farewell—and Profound Thanks—to Nancy Winchester
    It is with mixed feelings that ASPB announces that Nancy Winchester, ASPB’s director of publications, will be retiring in the New Year: happy for Nancy, sad for ASPB. Nancy joined ASPB on December 1, 1997, and her 23 years as the Society’s publications director have overlapped with extraordinary upheaval in... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-12-09
  • Transforming Education in Plant Biology- Request for Proposals 2021
    In the United States, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other stakeholders have called for transformation in undergraduate biology education via the Vision and Change report.  The core message of Vision and Change is a focus on student-centered learning with students as... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-12-03
  • 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