May 31, 2019 , Coverdell Center for the Biomedical and Health Sciences, 500 DW Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602

Friday, May 31, 2019, 9:00 am-6:30 pm



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Designed for a teaching-intensive audience, the day-long meeting will include education research and scientific plenaries, a poster session, networking lunch, afternoon workshops, and mixer. Registration and Abstract Submission Are Now Open!

  • Workshop Abstract Submission Deadline: March 4 (with notifications by March 18) Abstracts are invited for 75-minute workshop sessions appropriate for undergraduate biology educators (standard classroom and AV set-up will be provided; conference hosts will work with presenters to find space best suited to their workshop). Workshop abstracts should include: 1) Learning objectives for the session and 2) An explanation of how participants will be engaged/how the workshop will be structured to help participants achieve the objectives. No abstract submission fee.
  • Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: April 20 Abstracts are invited for posters presenting educational innovations, education research, and science research that would be of interest to undergraduate biology educators. No abstract submission fee.
  • Registration Deadline: May 24


Registration Cost: $40 for ASCB Members, $50 for nonmembers. Not a member? Join here


  • 8:00 am  Registration and Coffee
  • 9:00 am  Welcome and Plenaries
    • Science research plenary by Dr. Dorothy Lerit, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine: Uncovering Novel Paradigms of Centrosome Regulation
    • Education research plenary by Dr. Julie Stanton, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, University of Georgia, and Birook Mekonnen, Graduate Co-Researcher, University of Georgia: Recognizing the Community Cultural Wealth of Successful Black Science Majors
  • 10:30 am  Break
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm Posters
  • 12:30-2:00 pm  Networking Lunch
  • 2:00-3:15 pm Workshop Session 1
  • 3:15-3:45 pm Break
  • 3:45-5:00 pm Workshop Session 2
  • 5:00 pm  Mixer

Workshop sessions will address a range of topics from effective teaching strategies to careers in education to conducting biology education research. Posters presenting science research, innovative teaching strategies, and education research are all welcomed. All sessions will be designed for a undergraduate teaching-intensive biologist audience.

Meeting Location: Coverdell Center for the Biomedical and Health Sciences, 500 DW Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602

Hotel: University of Georgia Hotel & Center for Continuing Education, 1197 S Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30602 (706) 542-2134, (800) 884-1381

Meeting attendees can make hotel reservations at the discounted group rate by going to the hotel website or calling 706-542-2134 and entering/referencing the group code (91165). The rate is $101 for a classic room with one queen or king bed, complimentary wifi, parking for one car, and access to all onsite facilities (including a local shuttle, bicycles, a fitness room, etc.).

Parking for hotel guests (included in the room rate) at South Campus Deck: 100 Green St., Athens, GA  30602

Parking for those staying elsewhere at the Carlton Street Deck: 125 Smith St., Athens, GA 30602

Organizers: Erin Dolan, Melanie Styers, Veronica Segarra, Yuko Miyamoto

Will Pierce

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