Every year as part of ASM Microbe, our annual meeting, ASM organizes numerous public engagement activities. These events provide attendees with opportunities to participate in public-facing interactions that bring science outside of the meeting confines. Members of the local community in which Microbe takes place get the chance to meet with scientists and discuss their interests, concerns and questions.
ASM Microbe 2023
This year's meeting will feature a number of public events:
Day of Science
The "Day of Science" is a fun, free science festival and is open to the public. All are welcome to take part and enjoy the hands-on science activities and demos.
- Picture the microbes
- What’s on your hands??
- Make your own agar art
When: Saturday June 17, 12 - 4 PM
Where: Lott Hall, Hermann Park (6201 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030)
How to Get Involved
Host an Activity
Do you have a pubic-facing, hands-on demo or activity that you want to share with the world? Apply by May 15 to present at the Day of Science. There is no charge.
We're looking for interested volunteers to help out with the various activities taking place during the day. Help engage with the local Houston community!
Companies and organizations interested in sponsoring the event should contact ASM Public Outreach Program Officer Geoff Hunt.
Interested in the microbiology of food? Join us for this immersive experience, where you'll get to explore the most up-to-date research and application of food microbial technology, and learn about what's coming next!
When: Wednesday June 14, 6 - 8 PM
Where: St. Arnold Brewing Company (2000 Lyons Ave. Houston, TX 77020)
More information coming soon!
Agar Art on Display
Come check out our gallery of Agar Art and other stunning scientific images, and meet the artists themselves! More information coming soon.