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

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

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 ideas with each other, forming … Read morePlant Biology 2018 in Montreal: Code of Conduct Roll-out

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

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 from China, pose to national … Read morePolicy Update: Senate Hearing on Student Visas and National Security

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 and think through their own … Read moreJoin the 2018-2019 Planting Science Master Plant Science Team!

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

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 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows … Read moreAnnouncing the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)