News & Updates

  • President’s Letter: Why Are You an ASPB Member?
    Why did you join ASPB? Why do you continue to be a member? We need to know the answers to these questions. As I mentioned in my first President’s Letter, there has been a slow but continuous erosion in membership over the past decade. It is vital that we understand ... Read More >
    February 13, 2018
  • Plant Scientist Runs for Congress!!!
    Plant Scientist Runs for Congress!!! I believe science can help us develop solutions to global food insecurity. I study the effects of drought on maize roots at the University of Missouri, and I hope my findings will contribute to improving crop resilience as rainfall patterns change in the Midwest. Currently, ... Read More >
    February 13, 2018
  • First Look at Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Proposal
      By Lauren Broccoli (Lewis-Burke Associates)   The Trump Administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request overview this morning that did not include the National Science Foundation (NSF) and provided scant details on other research programs.  While we wait on NSF and DOE budget specifics, I wanted to ... Read More >
    February 12, 2018
  • ARPA-E Announces Workshop on Energy-Smart Farming
    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will host a workshop on the integration of 21st Century technologies into farming practices to maximize crop yields and meet the rising global demands for food, fuel, and fiber.  The workshop, entitled The Energy-Smart Farm: Distributed Networks for Highly ... Read More >
    January 29, 2018
  • Announcing the 2018 Travel Grant Winners
    The Travel Grant Program aims to increase attendance of early career scientists at the annual meeting by providing travel funds for those in financial need. Increasing diversity among the annual meeting attendees is another primary goal. Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and professionals beginning their careers in plant science ... Read More >
    January 28, 2018
  • Announcing the 2018 ASPB Sharon Gray Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award (WYITA) Winners
    The goal of the ASPB Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award is to increase attendance at the Plant Biology annual meeting of young female investigators who are within the first five years of their appointment in academic faculty-level positions, government research positions, or industry research scientist positions, as well as experienced ... Read More >
    January 27, 2018