Transforming Education in Plant Biology (TEPB)- Request for Proposals

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 the Vision and Change initiative is a focus on student-centered learning with students as active participants.  Some … Read moreTransforming Education in Plant Biology (TEPB)- Request for Proposals

ASPB in China

Representatives of ASPB will be attending two major conferences in China this October. The first is the National Congress of Plant Biology (NCPB; http://www.ncpb.net/2018/index.php/Index/), to be held October 18 – 22 in Tai’an, China, and the second is the World Life Science Conference (WLSC; http://wlsc2018.csi.org.cn/), to be held October 27 – 29 in Beijing, China. … Read moreASPB in China

Plant scientists call for renewed focus on empowerment of trainees

Preparing graduate students and postdocs for diverse careers Changes in the workforce are challenging academia to prepare scientists to be adaptable and adept at communicating across boundaries. To meet these demands, the Plant Science Research Network (PSRN, plantae.org/PSRN) is shifting the focus to enable trainees to take ownership of their training experiences. “Since President Lincoln … Read morePlant scientists call for renewed focus on empowerment of trainees

ASPB Education Booth at Plant Biology 2018

At Plant Biology 2018, the ASPB Education and Outreach booth featured a variety of resources for visitors with multiple booth guests sharing helpful teaching tools and outreach activities. Long time education committee member Scott Woody made it across the Canadian border with his FPsc (fast plants, self-compatible) and genetic resources to share with conference attendees. … Read moreASPB Education Booth at Plant Biology 2018

Plant Biology 2018 – Let’s DO science

Students learn better when they are actively engaged in course material.  For the sciences, this translates into involving them in original research experiences.  Research experiences for undergraduates in our research labs are a valuable opportunity for all concerned, but these spaces are limited. We may all acknowledge that providing research experiences for all our majors … Read morePlant Biology 2018 – Let’s DO science

Education and Outreach at Plant Biology 2018

The education concurrent symposium at Plant Biology 2018 attracted a wide array of scientists committed to the importance of educating the public and students about topics in plant biology. Each speaker presented a creative way to generate knowledge and excitement about scientific discovery either to students in the classroom or to the public via various … Read moreEducation and Outreach at Plant Biology 2018

One Year After SURF-ing: Students Reflect and Share What’s Next

The ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) fund promising undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers. SURF recipients must present their research at ASPB’s annual Plant Biology meeting in the year following the fellowship award. Two 2017 SURF recipients share how their undergraduate research … Read moreOne Year After SURF-ing: Students Reflect and Share What’s Next

ASPB Master Educator Program 2018 Winner

ASPB’s Master Educator Program offers financial support to successful applicants to participate in focused, substantive, and practical professional development with the aim of creating undergraduate plant biology instructional materials aligned with the recommendations of Vision and Change and ASPB’s core concepts in plant biology (http://www.aspb.org/education-outreach/higher-education/). Congratulations to the 2018 winner, Dong Wang (Assistant Professor, Department of … Read moreASPB Master Educator Program 2018 Winner

Plant BLOOME 2018 Winners Announced

ASPB established the Plant Biology Learning Objectives, Outreach Materials & Education (BLOOME) grant program (the name changed over time) with the goal to enhance public awareness and understanding of the essential roles of plants in all areas of life. Congratulations to the three 2018 ASPB Plant BLOOME recipients! Widely Accessible Virtual Reality Exhibits and Workshops … Read morePlant BLOOME 2018 Winners Announced

CALL FOR PAPERS! The Plant Cell 30th Anniversary Collection: Rethinking the Past and Shaping the Future of Plant Biology

CALL FOR PAPERS! The Plant Cell 30th Anniversary Collection: Rethinking the Past and Shaping the Future of Plant Biology Deadline for submission: June 30, 2019 In celebration of 30 years of publishing the best research in plant molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, we encourage authors to submit their most exciting new results for consideration for a … Read moreCALL FOR PAPERS! The Plant Cell 30th Anniversary Collection: Rethinking the Past and Shaping the Future of Plant Biology

Wednesday and Thursday at Plant Biology 2018

Thank you for attending Plant Biology 2018!  Here’s your guide for Wednesday and Thursday and as always, when in doubt, you can check the schedule and the conference app, or stop by Registration and ask one of our friendly volunteers. There’s even more information on the Plant Biology 2018 network on Plantae, including a bit … Read moreWednesday and Thursday at Plant Biology 2018

6 Ways to Support Young Scientists at Plant Biology 2018

Are you a supporter of young scientists?  Did you know that every year at the Plant Biology 2018 meeting we have a special poster session just for undergraduates, so they can share the work they are doing?   Here are 6 ways to support undergraduates at #plantbio18 Attend the Undergraduate Poster Session on Sunday, July … Read more6 Ways to Support Young Scientists at Plant Biology 2018

President’s Letter—Feeding the World: Reasons for Optimism

Having recently spent time in our nation’s capital asking for support for increased plant science research funding, I’ve been thinking about how we feed the world. Everywhere I turn, I see dire predictions about our ability to keep up with population growth. But the more I think about the issues we face, the more optimistic … Read morePresident’s Letter—Feeding the World: Reasons for Optimism

Be There or Be Square! Plant Science Community Activities at the Plantae Pavilion

The Plantae Pavilion (in the poster hall) has a full schedule of activities and spaces to relax. Join your colleagues to pitch your science, take a selfie (and enter to win a prize!), and talk about topics near and dear to the plant science community. Check out the full schedule below. Ongoing Activities: Selfie Station: … Read moreBe There or Be Square! Plant Science Community Activities at the Plantae Pavilion

Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance

ISSUE PAPERS – IP60 – JULY 2018 Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance is a paper in the series on The Need for Agricultural Innovation to Sustainably Feed the World by 2050. Genome editing is a powerful new method that enables unprecedented control over genetic material and offers the opportunity to make rapid … Read moreGenome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance