Join the Roundtable Discussions at Plant Biology 2018

Join us for a series of roundtable discussions during Plant Biology 2018. Our roundtable discussions will all be located in or adjacent to the Plantae Pavilion, and are informal talks that cover many areas of plant biology. We have some great speakers lined up! No registration is necessary, and we hope you plan to join … Read moreJoin the Roundtable Discussions at Plant Biology 2018

New This Year! Join the Conversation Circle at the ASPB Booth

Wondering about the new open access journal, Plant Direct? Heard about SURF and want to know what it’s all about? Want to hear about how ASPB can help you with funding?  Want to learn about how we support scientific meetings? Want to get involved with the Women In Plant Biology or Minority Affairs Committees? Curious … Read moreNew This Year! Join the Conversation Circle at the ASPB Booth

9 Ways To Use Social Media At #PlantBio18

Here are 10 ways to use social media to keep up-to-date, find and connect with others, and discuss your experiences during and after Plant Biology 2018 Follow and tweet using #plantbio18 – tweet your experience, things you learn, and pictures of other events and activities. Make sure to follow @aspb and @plantae_org as well! Attend … Read more9 Ways To Use Social Media At #PlantBio18

3 Ways to Boost Your Career at Plant Biology 2018

Looking for learning opportunities and activities during Plant Biology 2018 that will help you navigate your career path? Here are some helpful tips: 1. Improve your skills Attend any of these workshops (some require pre-registration): Plant Science Training in 2035 (Saturday, July 14, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm) Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Faculty Development Workshop … Read more3 Ways to Boost Your Career at Plant Biology 2018

Plant Biology 2018 Contest Awards and Celebration

Join the staff and volunteers at the Plantae Pavilion, Tuesday, July 17, at 2:00 pm and participate in the Plantae 2018 contest awards and celebration. You won’t want to miss this: Help us choose the winners for the Pitch Your Science video contest Help us choose the finalist for the Plant Biology 2018 Selfie Contest … Read morePlant Biology 2018 Contest Awards and Celebration

A Day with a Plant Scientist: A report on a one-day session submitted by Amina Yaqoob: ASPB Ambassador in Pakistan

I want to share an exciting experience of conducting my first seminar as an ASPB Ambassador at a local high school (Beacon house school system, Lahore) on 12th March, 2018. It was a beautiful sunny day when I visited a group of energetic young students at the high school. They were going to start a … Read moreA Day with a Plant Scientist: A report on a one-day session submitted by Amina Yaqoob: ASPB Ambassador in Pakistan

Plant Biology 2018: Call for Volunteers

Volunteer onsite and help the entire plant science community stay connected with Plant Biology 2018. Together, we can raise awareness, increase visibility around the amazing science, networking, and education happening during the meeting and beyond. Opportunities include: Event coverage via Twitter and Facebook: (see social media policy) Taking photos and posting them online Writing blog … Read morePlant Biology 2018: Call for Volunteers

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 works: All plant scientists are … Read morePitch Yourself & Your Science for #PlantBio18

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 annually a printed membership directory … Read moreASPB: Evolving In A Digital Age

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, too, to Laura Wayne and Phil Taylor … Read moreASPB’s 2018 Election Results

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 this opportunity to explain the … Read morePresident’s Letter: Your ASPB – The Things You Most Value

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 Wesleyan University with a B.A. … Read moreAnna Groves Awarded ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship

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: this committee organizes the scientific … Read moreElections open April 9th: Your opportunity to guide ASPB’s future

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 Plantae Network. The assignments required … Read moreASPB Conviron Scholars Program: Highlights of the 2017-2018 program

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 Shen-Miller, University of California, Los … Read moreAnnouncing the 2018 ASPB Award Winners

President’s Letter: Why Are You an ASPB Member?

Why did you join ASPB? Why do you continue to be a member? We need to know the answers to these questions. As I mentioned in my first President’s Letter, there has been a slow but continuous erosion in membership over the past decade. It is vital that we understand what you value most about … Read morePresident’s Letter: Why Are You an ASPB Member?

ARPA-E Announces Workshop on Energy-Smart Farming

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will host a workshop on the integration of 21st Century technologies into farming practices to maximize crop yields and meet the rising global demands for food, fuel, and fiber.  The workshop, entitled The Energy-Smart Farm: Distributed Networks for Highly Variable and Resource Constrained Crop … Read moreARPA-E Announces Workshop on Energy-Smart Farming

Announcing the 2018 Travel Grant Winners

The Travel Grant Program aims to increase attendance of early career scientists at the annual meeting 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 science are strongly encouraged to apply. … Read moreAnnouncing the 2018 Travel Grant Winners