Educator regional meeting allows networking opportunities in the Southeast


Do you ever have to miss ASCB’s annual meetings because they conflict with finals in December? We have a fix. ASCB is piloting regional meetings beginning in 2019. The first one, designed for a teaching-intensive audience, will be held on May 31, 2019, at the University of Georgia, Athens.

For more details about the program including meeting location and discounted hotel rates, click here.

“Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists: An ASCB Regional Meeting” is a day-long meeting that will include education research and scientific plenaries, a poster session, networking lunch, afternoon workshops, and mixer. Abstracts are invited for 75-minute workshop sessions appropriate for undergraduate biology educators (due by March 4). Abstracts are also invited for posters presenting educational innovations, education research, and science research (due by April 20). There is no submission fee for either type of abstract. The general deadline for meeting registration is May 24. The cost is $40 for ASCB members and $50 for nonmembers.

The science research plenary will be presented by Dorothy Lerit, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine, on “Uncovering Novel Paradigms of Centrosome Regulation.” The education research plenary, by Julie Stanton, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, University of Georgia, and Birook Mekonnen, Graduate Co-Researcher, University of Georgia, is on “Recognizing the Community Cultural Wealth of Successful Black Science Majors.”

The meeting organizers are ASCB members Erin Dolan, Yuko Miyamoto, Veronica Segarra, and Melanie Styers.

About the Author:

Thea Clarke is Director of Communications, Education Committee Liaison, and LSE Journal Production Manager at the American Society for Cell Biology.