Our Work

We provide resources to facilitate educators in teaching microbial sciences to a K-12 and undergraduate audience. These resources can also be used to support students in furthering their independent education. The collection was contributed by ASM volunteer members.

Join a Community of Educators

ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE)

Every year, ASMCUE gathers microbiology and biology educators from colleges, universities and educational partners for an interactive and re-invigorating conference. This meeting is driven by and for a community of passionate and inspiring educators, just like you!

Learn classroom strategies and share cutting-edge biology education research findings with colleagues who teach the same classes you do.

ASMCUE attendee browsing event schedule.

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Publish With ASM

Submit to Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education (JMBE)

ASM's original open-access education journal, the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) offers original, previously unpublished, peer-reviewed articles that foster scholarly teaching and provide readily adoptable resources in biology education.

Improve Student Learning by Writing or Reviewing for JMBE

Reviewing and writing for the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) are powerful ways to improve your own teaching. Learn about the journal’s sections and current reviewer perspectives

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Online Learning

Lesson Plans

Thanks to the contributions of undergraduate educators at prior ASMCUE meetings, we have developed an open-access collection of peer-reviewed lesson plans for K-12 and undergraduate classroom use (Creative Commons Attribution—Noncommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International). A few of our most popular lesson plans are listed here, and the full library can be accessed below.

Balloons filling with CO2 produced by yeast.

Balloons filling with CO2 produced by yeast.

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From improving your teaching to gaining leadership skills, we offer webinars to help you advance in your career. Access live and on-demand webinars, including:

Then browse and register for upcoming webinars to stay up to date in your field.

JMBE Live! 2024 Series

Join this free webinar series, featuring discussions with authors from recently published articles in Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education® (JMBE).


Network With Peers

People sitting at a table connecting at an ASM meeting.

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ASM Connect

Our online member community, is the place where you can pose questions, participate in discussions about the latest research and share information with your peers around the globe. Login to begin networking with educators and other professionals in your field. Exchange ideas, collaborate, mentor and learn.

ASM Student and Postdoctoral Chapters

ASM student and postdoctoral chapters are for students and postdocs interested in microbiology at their local university. Chapters host several events throughout the year to promote ASM's mission to advance the microbial sciences.


Equipping the Next Generation of Microbiologists

Workforce Trends: The Future of Microbial Sciences

To better understand the microbiology workforce, we commissioned a new study providing the most current look at the demographic makeup, employment patterns and occupations of the microbiology discipline. The report is a robust analysis of the microbiology discipline that explores key trends in education, employment, occupations, earnings and job satisfaction. Providing this robust analysis is essential for informing early-career scientists about the status of the pipeline and the outcomes for a career in microbiology. We will use this data to better prepare, train, advocate for and support individuals in the microbial sciences in order to develop an active and engaged workforce today and in the future.

ASM Future Leaders Mentoring Fellowship

The Future Leaders Mentoring Fellowship (FLMF) supports graduate students from underrepresented groups by providing mentorship for educational, career and leadership development.

Workforce Trends: The Future of Microbial Sciences cover

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Professional Development Resources

Earn CE credit, access ASM's career salary survey, join a student chapter and more.

Careers in Clinical & Public Health Microbiology

Browse professional development and continuing education resources for CPHM professionals.

Apply or Post a Position on ASM's Job Board

Browse open positions, upload your resume, access career advice and apply for a position in microbiology.

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Volunteer with ASM

As directed by the Subcommittee for Undergraduate Education, ASM occasionally solicits for volunteers to contribute peer-reviewed teaching resources for the undergraduate classroom.