Educators

Education and Professional-Development Session Organizers:
Margaret Carroll, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, and Shea Feeney, University of California, Davis 

The ASBMB annual meeting presents many forums that are focused on supporting educators and training the next generation of scientists. Stellar scientist-educators share their work and showcase new developments in teaching, learning and mentoring. It is an extraordinary opportunity to meet and share experiences with the larger biochemistry and molecular biology education community.

Saturday, April 22

11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Undergraduate Student Research Poster Competition  
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375b
Present your poster to your peers and faculty prior to presenting during the main Experimental Biology meeting. Prizes are awarded to the top poster authors. Representatives from U.S. graduate schools are available to answer questions. Pre-registration is required.  Learn more.              

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Science Outreach Posters 
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375c
The Science Outreach poster presentations will take place before and after the Herbert Tabor Opening Lecture. Submission details coming soon. This event is open to all ASBMB attendees and the general public

Sunday, April 23

10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Enhancing STEM Student Success and Retention in the Academic Pipeline
McCormick Place, W185a
Students, post-docs, and faculty are encouraged to attend this session focused on highlighting best practices for encouraging student success at each stage of their academic development and methods for retaining diverse STEM students. This will be a fantastic session for all to take away some new insights for how to propel student success in STEM classrooms.
  • Lisa Elfring, University of Arizona
    Engaging students in the large-lecture biology classroom 
  • Sarah Jewett, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Creating STEM partnerships
  • Gloriana Trujillo, Stanford University
    Socio-Cognitive considerations to support STEM student success
 
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Session and Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall 
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussions. 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education
McCormick Place, W184bc

  • Erin Dolan, University of Texas at Austin
    When undergraduate research becomes the curriculum 
 
2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Panel: Immigration and Visa Issues for Foreign STEM Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
McCormick Place, W185a
This will be an exciting panel session offered for the first time at the ASBMB annual conference that is aimed at all foreign STEM graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and their mentors who are seeking information on how to navigate immigration and VISA issues. Speakers all have personal or professional experience that they will share about the various visa and immigration processes. Please note that this is an informational session. Nothing said during this session should be taken as legal counsel. Attendees should seek their own legal help concerning their personal visa issues.
  • Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
  • Jennifer Kerilla, International Scholars, Johns Hopkins University 
  • Nancy Vizer, Nancy M. Vizer, PC 
  • Vivian Wang, Law Office of Vivian Wang
 
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Organizing a Successful ASBMB Student Chapter sponsored by the Student Chapters Steering Committee
McCormick Place, W185a
Learn about the ASBMB Student Chapters program and how to maintain an active chapter. Network with existing faculty advisers and student members as they share their chapter activities.

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Learning Labs and Success in Science Series
McCormick Place
The learning labs, Success in Science series and professional-development sessions provide practical takeaways and concrete skills that will help scientists propel their careers to the next level. Learn about the latest tools, software and methodologies from leading experts.  

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ASBMB Welcome and Networking Reception sponsored by the Minority Affairs Committee
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Regency Ballroom CD
The ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee welcomes all attendees to enjoy this networking and mentoring reception. 

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ASBMB Student Chapters' Advisers Networking Reception sponsored by the Student Chapters Steering Committee
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, DuSable ABC


Monday, April 24

10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. A 21st Century Approach to STEM Teaching and Research Mentoring
McCormick Place, W185a 
This session is for students, trainees and faculty who want to maximize their efforts in STEM teaching and mentoring. Recent innovations in such topics such as graduate education and professional development will be discussed with the purpose of providing attendees with new insights and ideas to bring back to their home institutions to amplify their own program’s success. 

  • Richard McGee, Jr., Northwestern State University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Group coaching to complement research mentoring, grounded in theory and research, now being deployed through the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
  • Denneal Jamison-McClung, University of California, Davis
    Innovations in biotechnology graduate education 
  • Shea Feeney, University of California, Davis
    Maximizing career and professional development during doctoral training 
 
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Session and Meet the Speakers 
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall 
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussions.  


2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Panel: Tenure and Promotion across the STEM Academic Landscape
McCormick Place, W185a 
This panel session is for all interested in pursuing or are currently employed as faculty in academia. Speakers are highly successful STEM faculty at an array of academic institutions. They will be sharing advice gained from their own journey and answering attendee’s questions.

  • Ann AguannoMarymount Manhattan College 
  • Teaster Baird, Jr., San Francisco State University 
  • Thomas Baldwin, University of California, Riverside
  • Vahe Bandarian, University of Utah 
  • Margaret Carroll, Medgar Evers College/CUNY 
 
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Accreditation Program Workshop
McCormick Place, W185a

6:15 p..m. - 7:45 p.m. Learning Labs and Success in Science Series
McCormick Place
The learning labs, Success in Science series and professional-development sessions provide practical takeaways and concrete skills that will help scientists propel their careers to the next level. Learn about the latest tools, software and methodologies from leading experts.   




 Tuesday, April 25

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Session and Meet the Speakers 
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussions. 

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Learning Labs and Success in Science Series
McCormick Place 
The learning labs, Success in Science series and professional-development sessions provide practical takeaways and concrete skills that will help scientists propel their careers to the next level. Learn about the latest tools, software and methodologies from leading experts.  

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Women Scientists Mentoring and Networking Event
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Grant Park BC
Each year, the ASBMB sponsors a session where women scientists reflect on some aspect of their careers or general issues surrounding women’s participation in science. This year we focus on the importance of mentors and sponsors in the various stages of career development and discuss factors that affect the success of mentoring relationships. .