• ASBMB 2016 Annual Meeting

Building Your Outreach Program From A to Z

Sponsored by the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee

Saturday April 2, 2016
9:00 - 11:30 AM
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego Ballroom C

Join the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee for this interactive session that will showcase how to expand, improve, or even just start your own public engagement activity. We will have presentations from representatives from a variety of local outreach programs, including awardees from ASBMB’s HOPES seed grant program, who will talk about their own experiences, successes and mistakes. The session will also feature university officials and former program officers from the National Science Foundation, who will be on hand to give advice on how to best construct your own proposal. Of course, there will be plenty of time for discussion and networking with your colleagues. 

There is NO fee to register, and attendees are NOT required to attend the full Experimental Biology meeting.




9:00 AM


9:15 – 10:00 AM


Danjuma Quarless (UC San Diego) and Matthew Leader (High Tech High North County)- Promoting In-Depth Human Health Exploration Through Guided Individual Projects Utilizing Genomic Sequencing Technologies 
Norbert Reich (UC Santa Barbara)- SciTrek for the Seventh Grade: Engaging Students in the Practices of Science 

Andrea Decker (Reuben H. Fleet Science Center)- “2 Scientists Walk into a Bar” and “Suds & Science”
Gay Grossman (ADCY5.org)- ADCY5 Today and How Only a Scientist Will Lead Us to Tomorrow 

Erilynn T. Heinrichsen (UC San Diego)- A Smooth Sip of Science for the San Diego Community: Mixing Beer & Science with Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and Pint of Science

Yasmen Khan (The Rockefeller University)- The Science Outreach Program at Rockefeller University

Jami Mathewson (Wiki Ed Foundation)- Year of Science

  10:00 - 10:15 AM

Q & A

Panelists will answer audience questions.

10:15 – 11:00 AM

NSF Broader Impacts Panel

Panelists will give insight on the NSF Broader Impacts requirement for grant applications, present examples of successful and unsuccessful proposals, and explain how proposals are evaluated. Panelists include:

  • Suzanne Barbour (University of Georgia)
  • Hannah Carey, (University of Wisconsin)
  • Sharon Franks, Director of the Research Proposal Development Service (UC San Diego) 

11:00 – 11:30 AM