Thank you for making the first-ever ASMCUE Virtual a success! If you missed all or part of the live conference, please use the following link to purchase the recordings (48 talks).

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The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) is driven by, for and with the community. Microbiology and biology educators gather to learn best practices and classroom strategies, hear biology education research updates and meet new colleagues who teach the same classes.

ASMCUE Virtual brought you the content and activities you've come to expect from the in-person conference, in a socially distant approved format. 2020 ASMCUE Virtual explored: Punctuated Equilibrium: Undergraduate Biology Education During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Read the ASMCUE 2020 Cancellation Statement.

Source: American Society for Microbiology

Program Highlights

  • Twelve talks from undergraduate educators about online learning or remote labs.
  • Exhibit spotlight presentations that include ideas to improve students' online learning or remote labs.
  • Five talks that highlight diversity, equity and inclusion in the biology classroom.
  • Evidence-based strategies from undergraduate educators for implementing recommendations from Vision and Change (2011) and the ASM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology (2012).

Program Committee

John Buchner, Ph.D., Chair
University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

Jordan Moberg-Parker, Ph.D., Vice-Chair
University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.
Loretta Brancaccio-Taras, Ph.D., ASMCUE Strategic Partner
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Brian Gentry, Ph.D., Poster Review Chair
Drake University, West Des Moines, Iowa

Stefanie Iverson Cabral, Ph.D.*
University of Washington, Bothell, Wash.
Julia Massimelli Sewall, Ph.D., ASMCUE Strategic Partner
Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

Gwantwa Mwakalundwa, M.D., Newcomer Representative
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minn.

Sandra Porter, Ph.D.*
Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, Wash.
NSF InnovATEBIO National ATE Center

Rebecca Rashid Achterman, Ph.D.*
Bastyr University, Kenmore, Wash.

Amy Siegesmund, Ph.D., Chair, Subcommittee on Undergraduate Education
Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle, Wash.

David Westenberg, Ph.D., Microbrew Review Chair
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo.

*Local Committee Member