Join us In Person at 2023 ASMCUE

November 17-19, 2023 | Phoenix, Ariz

The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) is driven by, for and with the community! After 3 years of virtual meetings, 2023 ASMCUE will be co-located with Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, Ariz. The ASMCUE conference will take place over a 3-day period and is expected to bring together educators from all over the world for an immersive experience. Attendees will gather to learn classroom strategies, hear biology education research updates and meet new colleagues who teach the same classes.

Rather than a theme for ASMCUE content this year, the ASMCUE Planning Committee established a “subtitle” that welcomes attendees back to the in-person experience for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of ASMCUE:

Gap Junctions: Reconnecting Our Community for Diffusion of Ideas

This name reflects the mission, experience and emotions of ASMCUE.

Phoenix, Az
Plan to join us November 17-19 in Phoenix, Ariz!

What Will You Gain From Attending ASMCUE?

  • Identify new ideas and resources that you can implement right away for teaching undergraduates.
  • Re-establish and build new relationships with educators and educational partners.
  • Incubate ideas with educators at all levels gathered from around the world.
  • Find collaborators for a new scholarly project.
  • Gain inspiration and insights from biology education leaders. 
  • Leave feeling re-energized about your love of teaching!

Consider Sampling ABRCMS!

Join on Nov. 17

  • For over 20 years, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) has been the go-to conference for underrepresented trainees and faculty and program administrators who support them. 
  • This new co-location of ABRCMS and ASMCUE allows attendees of both conferences to sample content and network with audiences from a different type of conference than they normally attend. 
  • In 2022, over 5,500 individuals attended ABRCMS, representing 12 scientific disciplines

2019 ASMCUE Networking

Important Dates

March 15—Proposal and Travel Award applications Open
March 15—Exhibits, Advertising, & Sponsorship Sales Open
May 1—Registration Opens
June 1—Proposal Applications Close
July 10—Travel Award Applications Close 
August 15—Early-bird Discounted Registration Close
November 17-19—2023 ASMCUE in Phoenix, Ariz.

Questions? Please contact Rachel Horak, Senior Specialist for Education.

Planning Committee

Amy Siegesmund, Ph.D.

ASM SubCommittee on Undergraduate Education Chair

Pacific Lutheran University Department of Biology
Tacoma, Wash.

Jordan Moberg Parker, Ph.D.


Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
Los Angeles, Calif.

Dave Westenberg, Ph.D.

ASMCUE Planning Committee Chair

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Mo.

Heather M. Townsend, MS, Ph.D., CEPM

ASMCUE Planning Committee Vice-Chair

Community College of Rhode Island
Lincoln, R.I.

Carlos Goller, Ph.D.

ASMCUE Poster Abstract Review Chair 

North Carolina State University

Sean T. Coleman, Ph.D.

ASMCUE Microbrew Review Chair

Wartburg College
Waverly, Iowa

Sandra Porter, Ph.D.

ASMCUE Strategic Partner

Digital World Biology, LLC and Shoreline Community College
Seattle, Wash.

Julia Massimelli Sewall, Ph.D.

ASMCUE Strategic Partner

John Hopkins University

Philip Mixter, Ph.D.

Seasoned Veteran Representative

Washington State University
Pullman, Wash.

Jerry H. Kavouras, Ph.D.

Seasoned Veteran Representative

Lewis University
Romeville, Ill.

Jamie L. Brooks, Ph.D.

Newcomer Representative

University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Va.

Ruvini U. Pathirana, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Newcomer Representative

Texas A&M International University
Laredo , Texas