ASN RSS https://amnat.org/ Latest press releases and announcements from the ASN en-us Wed, 03 Aug 2022 05:00:00 GMT 60 Nominations for Honorary Lifetime Membership in the American Society of Naturalists https://amnat.org/announcements/NomLifetimeMem.html The Honorary Lifetime Membership is the oldest and most prestigious award given of the American Society of Naturalists. It is intended to recognize senior scientists whose careers epitomize the goals of the Society. A list of present and former Honorary Lifetime Members can be found here: https://www.amnat.org/awards.html#Lifetime Honorary lifetime memberships in ASN, limited to twelve individuals, are intended to recognize senior scientists whose distinguished research careers epitomize the goal of the Society. New honorary members are chosen through a Society-wide nomination process and selection by the ASN Executive Committee at each year’s annual meeting. We urge members to propose inductees. To do so, provide the current ASN President (Judie Bronstein, judieb@email.arizona.edu) with a statement of your nominee’s suitability for this recognition, preferably accompanied by a CV. We encourage you to keep in mind the global reach of the Society, as well as its broad conceptual scope. Many thanks, Judie Bronstein President, ASN <p>The Honorary Lifetime Membership is the oldest and most prestigious award given of the American Society of Naturalists. It is intended to recognize senior scientists whose careers epitomize the goals of the Society.</p> <p>A list of present and former Honorary Lifetime Members can be found here:<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.amnat.org/awards.html#Lifetime">https://www.amnat.org/awards.html#Lifetime</a></p> <p>Honorary lifetime memberships in ASN, limited to twelve individuals, are intended to recognize senior scientists whose distinguished research careers epitomize the goal of the Society. New honorary members are chosen through a Society-wide nomination process and selection by the ASN Executive Committee at each year&rsquo;s annual meeting. We urge members to propose inductees. To do so, provide the current ASN President (Judie Bronstein, <a href="mailto:judieb@email.arizona.edu?subject=ASN Honorary Lifetime Membership">judieb@email.arizona.edu</a>) with a statement of your nominee&rsquo;s suitability for this recognition, preferably accompanied by a CV. We encourage you to keep in mind the global reach of the Society, as well as its broad conceptual scope.</p> <p>Many thanks,<br /> Judie Bronstein<br /> President, ASN</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2022 05:00:00 GMT Nominations and Self Nominations to ASN Committees https://amnat.org/announcements/call-for-committee-members.html The ASN is looking for new members to serve on several committees starting in 2023. Committee service is a great way to help shape the future of the society and its impact on the community, while working with a great team of colleagues. We are actively seeking self-nominations and nominations from the community because we are deeply committed to diversifying representation on the committees and expanding society leadership. Any member with an interest in serving the society is encouraged to volunteer. Please encourage promising candidates by bringing this announcement to their attention. Committees in need of new members are: The Nominating committee – Nominates candidates for vacancies on the Executive Council. The Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Conceptual Unification of the Biological Sciences committee – Selects the winner of the award for a senior investigator who has made major contributions in the conceptual unification of the biological sciences. The Early Career Investigator Award committee – Selects winners of the award that recognizes outstanding and promising work by investigators who have received their doctorates in the three years preceding the application deadline, or who are in the final year of graduate school. The Regional Society and Workshop committee – Provides grants of support to regional meetings and/or workshops that broadly support the conceptual goals of the society. ASN Representative to the IDEA Award committee – Selects the winner(s) of the award that recognizes individuals who have strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields. ASN Representative to the ASN/SSE/SSB Joint Meeting Committee – Helps with strategic planning for the annual joint meeting of these societies. ASN Representatives to the Scientific Committee for the joint meeting of the ASN/SSE/SSB and ESEB in 2024 – (one early-career and one senior representative) – Will help to choose symposia for this joint meeting. Self-nominations should include a brief statement (1–5 sentences) of interest in the committee or committees of interest, specifying (for non-award committees) what initiatives of the committee you are most excited to contribute to. Nominations should include a brief statement (1–5 sentences) of why the nominee would be well-suited for the committee(s) to which they are being nominated. Assignments will be made in October, so please submit nominations by October 7, 2023. Self-nominations and nominations should be submitted through the following link: https://forms.gle/MAyyG2D5hwSA1nYx8 (if you do not have access to Google forms, please send the information to Maria Servedio at servedio@email.unc.edu). <p>The ASN is looking for new members to serve on several committees starting in 2023. Committee service is a great way to help shape the future of the society and its impact on the community, while working with a great team of colleagues. We are actively seeking self-nominations and nominations from the community because we are deeply committed to diversifying representation on the committees and expanding society leadership. Any member with an interest in serving the society is encouraged to volunteer. Please encourage promising candidates by bringing this announcement to their attention.</p> <p>Committees in need of new members are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>The Nominating committee</strong> &ndash; Nominates candidates for vacancies on the Executive Council.</li> <li><strong>The Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Conceptual Unification of the Biological Sciences committee </strong> &ndash; Selects the winner of the award for a senior investigator who has made major contributions in the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.</li> <li><strong>The Early Career Investigator Award committee</strong> &ndash; Selects winners of the award that recognizes outstanding and promising work by investigators who have received their doctorates in the three years preceding the application deadline, or who are in the final year of graduate school.</li> <li><strong>The Regional Society and Workshop committee</strong> &ndash; Provides grants of support to regional meetings and/or workshops that broadly support the conceptual goals of the society.</li> <li><strong>ASN Representative to the IDEA Award committee</strong> &ndash; Selects the winner(s) of the award that recognizes individuals who have strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields.</li> <li><strong>ASN Representative to the ASN/SSE/SSB Joint Meeting Committee</strong> &ndash; Helps with strategic planning for the annual joint meeting of these societies.</li> <li><strong>ASN Representatives to the Scientific Committee for the joint meeting of the ASN/SSE/SSB and ESEB in 2024</strong> &ndash; (one early-career and one senior representative) &ndash; Will help to choose symposia for this joint meeting.</li> </ul> <p>Self-nominations should include a brief statement (1&ndash;5 sentences) of interest in the committee or committees of interest, specifying (for non-award committees) what initiatives of the committee you are most excited to contribute to. Nominations should include a brief statement (1&ndash;5 sentences) of why the nominee would be well-suited for the committee(s) to which they are being nominated. Assignments will be made in October, so please submit nominations by October 7, 2023. Self-nominations and nominations should be submitted through the following link: <a href="https://forms.gle/MAyyG2D5hwSA1nYx8">https://forms.gle/MAyyG2D5hwSA1nYx8</a> (if you do not have access to Google forms, please send the information to Maria Servedio at <a href="mailto:servedio@email.unc.edu">servedio@email.unc.edu</a>).</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2022 05:00:00 GMT ASN Diversity Committee Call for Members https://amnat.org/announcements/NomDivCom.html The ASN Diversity Committee (DC) seeks to add 1–2 new members starting in January 2023. The DC works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusiveness to enhance the study of evolution, ecology, and behavior and to foster the career of its developing scientists. We pursue initiatives that support marginalized groups, which include helping to create an inclusive, accessible environment at the Evolution conference, the stand-alone ASN meeting, and our field in general. Members serve a 3-year term, and the committee typically holds two meetings a month to discuss ideas and work on projects collectively. Many of the DC’s initiatives are created and operated with the DCs of our sister societies, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society for Systematic Biologists. Past or ongoing efforts of the ASN DC include: Data collection and analysis regarding the demographic composition and climate of the ASN Creation of guidelines on best practices for awards procedures Events at Society meetings including Story Collider, Evolution’s Rainbow, and mixers to build community among LGBTQ+ biologists, biologists with disabilities, biologists of color, biologists at PUIs, and parents Improving accessibility at Society meetings for scientists with disabilities, scientists of diverse genders, and scientists who are nursing/caretaking Creation of the Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award to recognize individuals who have strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields Applicants must be members of ASN (join or renew your membership here) and have attended at least one Evolution conference or ASN stand-alone meeting in the past. We welcome participation from members of the community from all backgrounds and all countries, across all career stages (including graduate students and postdocs), and in all career paths. The deadline for applications (https://forms.gle/2LK4C5QX4841Lkus7) is Wednesday 31 August 2022. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at ASNdiversity@gmail.com. For more information about the Diversity Committee, see https://www.amnat.org/about/governance/Diversity.html. <p>The ASN Diversity Committee (DC) seeks to add 1&ndash;2 new members starting in January 2023. The DC works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusiveness to enhance the study of evolution, ecology, and behavior and to foster the career of its developing scientists. We pursue initiatives that support marginalized groups, which include helping to create an inclusive, accessible environment at the Evolution conference, the stand-alone ASN meeting, and our field in general. Members serve a 3-year term, and the committee typically holds two meetings a month to discuss ideas and work on projects collectively.</p> <p>Many of the DC&rsquo;s initiatives are created and operated with the DCs of our sister societies, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society for Systematic Biologists. Past or ongoing efforts of the ASN DC include:</p> <ul> <li>Data collection and analysis regarding the demographic composition and climate of the ASN</li> <li>Creation of guidelines on best practices for awards procedures</li> <li>Events at Society meetings including Story Collider, Evolution&rsquo;s Rainbow, and mixers to build community among LGBTQ+ biologists, biologists with disabilities, biologists of color, biologists at PUIs, and parents</li> <li>Improving accessibility at Society meetings for scientists with disabilities, scientists of diverse genders, and scientists who are nursing/caretaking</li> <li>Creation of the Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award to recognize individuals who have strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields</li> <li>Applicants must be members of ASN (join or renew your membership here) and have attended at least one Evolution conference or ASN stand-alone meeting in the past.</li> </ul> <p>We welcome participation from members of the community from all backgrounds and all countries, across all career stages (including graduate students and postdocs), and in all career paths. The deadline for applications (<a href="https://forms.gle/2LK4C5QX4841Lkus7">https://forms.gle/2LK4C5QX4841Lkus7</a>) is Wednesday 31 August 2022. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at ASNdiversity@gmail.com.</p> <p><strong>For more information about the Diversity Committee, see </strong><a href="https://www.amnat.org/about/governance/Diversity.html"><strong>https://www.amnat.org/about/governance/Diversity.html</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2022 05:00:00 GMT Join the ASN Graduate Council! https://amnat.org/announcements/Grad-Council-recruiting.html The American Society of Naturalists Graduate Council invites applications for three new graduate student representatives to join us this year. Members of the GC serve three-year terms and are responsible for representing the needs and interests of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to the executive council of the ASN. As a member of the ASN Graduate Council, you have the chance to participate in the workings of the society and interact with researchers from all over the world. Representatives serve on several committees that are responsible for organizing ASN-sponsored workshops, choosing winners of the Student Research Awards, organizing student-focused events at Evolution and Asilomar, and running the website and social media accounts for grad student ASN members at http://asngrads.com/. However, members are not limited to these responsibilities and there is ample opportunity to develop other initiatives that support ECRs within the ASN community. Here are a few ways Graduate Council members contribute to the American Society of Naturalists scientific and professional community: Voting as a block on executive committee initiatives Designing and selling ASN merchandise to raise funds for initiatives such as financial aid for conference attendance fees, Student Research Award funds, etc. Organizing events for ASN stand-alone meetings and the tri-society Evolution meetings including Natural History Trivia nights, graduate student mixers, and more Creating science outreach content such as web blog posts, podcasts, and more Representing the interests and perspectives of ECRs on other ASN committees, such as the Student Research Awards Committee and the Diversity Committee Your fantastic idea here! Applicants should be pursuing a PhD at the time of application. We encourage and welcome ECR applicants from all backgrounds and nationalities. Additionally, we do not require applicants to be part of ASN; if you are selected, we will cover your membership to the society. If you are interested in joining or have any questions at all, please email the Graduate Council email (asngrads@gmail.com). Submit your application to the Graduate Council email with the subject line “ASN GC application” and attach a short statement (less than 1 page) explaining why you want to join the grad council and what specific actions you hope to contribute to our professional community. The application deadline is August 30, 2022, at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time. Endorsements from current council members Sarah McPeek (’21-’24): Serving on the ASN graduate council is a fantastic opportunity to meet and collaborate with ECR colleagues, contribute meaningfully to your professional community, and develop your own initiatives for the society. For example, I wanted to publicize amazing ECR work in The&nbsp;American Naturalist, so I started a podcast through the council to do just that! Is there something you’d like to see from your society? Join us, and we can help you make it happen! Emma Lehmberg (’19-’22): Being a part of the ASN graduate council was a really enriching experience. Working with the Executive Committee gave me a lot of insight into the challenges that scientific societies face but also the benefits they can provide, especially to Early Career Researchers. Being on the graduate council is an opportunity to advocate for and support your ECR peers, and that has definitely been my favorite aspect of working with the ASN GC council. <p>The American Society of Naturalists Graduate Council invites applications for three new graduate student representatives to join us this year. Members of the GC serve three-year terms and are responsible for representing the needs and interests of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to the executive council of the ASN.</p> <p>As a member of the ASN Graduate Council, you have the chance to participate in the workings of the society and interact with researchers from all over the world. Representatives serve on several committees that are responsible for organizing ASN-sponsored workshops, choosing winners of the Student Research Awards, organizing student-focused events at Evolution and Asilomar, and running the website and social media accounts for grad student ASN members at <a href="http://asngrads.com/">http://asngrads.com/</a>. However, members are not limited to these responsibilities and there is ample opportunity to develop other initiatives that support ECRs within the ASN community.</p> <p>Here are a few ways Graduate Council members contribute to the American Society of Naturalists scientific and professional community:</p> <ul> <li>Voting as a block on executive committee initiatives</li> <li>Designing and selling ASN merchandise to raise funds for initiatives such as financial aid for conference attendance fees, Student Research Award funds, etc.</li> <li>Organizing events for ASN stand-alone meetings and the tri-society Evolution meetings including Natural History Trivia nights, graduate student mixers, and more</li> <li>Creating science outreach content such as web blog posts, podcasts, and more</li> <li>Representing the interests and perspectives of ECRs on other ASN committees, such as the Student Research Awards Committee and the Diversity Committee</li> <li>Your fantastic idea here!</li> </ul> <p>Applicants should be pursuing a PhD at the time of application. We encourage and welcome ECR applicants from all backgrounds and nationalities. Additionally, we do not require applicants to be part of ASN; if you are selected, we will cover your membership to the society.</p> <p>If you are interested in joining or have any questions at all, please email the Graduate Council email (<a href="mailto:asngrads@gmail.com">asngrads@gmail.com</a>). Submit your application to the Graduate Council email with the subject line &ldquo;ASN GC application&rdquo; and attach a short statement (less than 1 page) explaining why you want to join the grad council and what specific actions you hope to contribute to our professional community. The application deadline is August 30, 2022, at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time.</p> <h3>Endorsements from current council members</h3> <p><strong>Sarah McPeek</strong> (&rsquo;21-&rsquo;24): Serving on the ASN graduate council is a fantastic opportunity to meet and collaborate with ECR colleagues, contribute meaningfully to your professional community, and develop your own initiatives for the society. For example, I wanted to publicize amazing ECR work in <i>The&nbsp;American Naturalist</i>, so I started a podcast through the council to do just that!<em> </em>Is there something you&rsquo;d like to see from your society? Join us, and we can help you make it happen!</p> <p><strong>Emma Lehmberg</strong> (&rsquo;19-&rsquo;22): Being a part of the ASN graduate council was a really enriching experience. Working with the Executive Committee gave me a lot of insight into the challenges that scientific societies face but also the benefits they can provide, especially to Early Career Researchers. Being on the graduate council is an opportunity to advocate for and support your ECR peers, and that has definitely been my favorite aspect of working with the ASN GC council.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 05:00:00 GMT Roommate Match for Asilomar 2023 https://amnat.org/announcements/Asilomar-roommate-match.html Looking to lower housing costs for Asilomar? The ASN graduate council has put together a form to help you find shared housing at the conference! To participate, please fill out the form here. We will match participants based on career stage (undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, faculty, research staff, etc.) and gender identity whenever possible. We will notify the first round of matches on July 28th, the second round on August 15, the third round on September 1, and the fourth round on September 15, or until all available rooms are filled. Please contact Graduate Council representative Sarah&nbsp;McPeek (sjm8dj@virginia.edu) with any questions. <p>Looking to lower housing costs for Asilomar? The ASN graduate council has put together a form to help you find shared housing at the conference! To participate, please <a href="https://forms.gle/b2vUTNZqCNMAjKe98">fill out the <b>form here</b></a>. We will match participants based on career stage (undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, faculty, research staff, etc.) and gender identity whenever possible. We will notify the first round of matches on July 28th, the second round on August 15, the third round on September 1, and the fourth round on September 15, or until all available rooms are filled. Please contact Graduate Council representative Sarah&nbsp;McPeek (<a href="mailto:sjm8dj@virginia.edu">sjm8dj@virginia.edu</a>) with any questions.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 05:00:00 GMT 2022 IDEA Award Winner https://amnat.org/announcements/Idea-Award-2022.html The American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society of Systematic Biologists are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award, Diversity of Nature and its co-founders Melanie Massey and Suchinta Arif, in recognition of their successful efforts to develop national and local discovery-based programming to engage BIPOC students at multiple educational stages in evolution and ecology, as well as to provide scholarships to BIPOC youth pursuing post-secondary education in STEM. Thank you to DoN, Melanie Massey, and Suchinta Arif for your commitment and contributions to the community! The ASN/SSE/SSB Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award was created in 2019 by the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). The IDEA Award is given to a person at any career stage who has strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields. The award can also be presented to a group. The recipient receives a plaque at the annual meeting of ASN/SSB/SSE and a $1000 honorarium. <p>The American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society of Systematic Biologists are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award, <strong>Diversity of Nature</strong> and its co-founders <strong>Melanie Massey and Suchinta Arif</strong>, in recognition of their successful efforts to develop national and local discovery-based programming to engage BIPOC students at multiple educational stages in evolution and ecology, as well as to provide scholarships to BIPOC youth pursuing post-secondary education in STEM. Thank you to DoN, Melanie Massey, and Suchinta Arif for your commitment and contributions to the community!</p> <p>The ASN/SSE/SSB Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award was created in 2019 by the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). The IDEA Award is given to a person at any career stage who has strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields. The award can also be presented to a group. The recipient receives a plaque at the annual meeting of ASN/SSB/SSE and a $1000 honorarium.</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2022 05:00:00 GMT ASN Outstanding Student Poster Award https://amnat.org/announcements/ANNStuPosterWin.html Recipient of the ASN Outstanding Student Poster Award, June 2022, for his poster, "Newly evolved crickets use novel morphology to attract mates while evading eavesdroppers." Honorable mention of the ASN Outstanding Student Poster Award, June 2022, for her poster, "The genomic landscape of hybridization with increased genomic instability." Honorable mention of the ASN Outstanding Student Poster Award, June 2022, for her poster, "Comparative genomics: chromosomal inversions in eudicots without adaptive selection." The ASN Outstanding Student Poster Award was established in 2012 to recognize a student who has presented an outstanding poster at the annual meeting or at the stand-alone meeting of the American Society of Naturalists. It was established in memory of Ruth Patrick, a renowned limnologist, past president of the&nbsp;American Society of Naturalists (1975), and Lifetime Honorary Member of the ASN. <p>Recipient of the ASN Outstanding Student Poster Award, June 2022, for his poster,<br /> &quot;Newly evolved crickets use novel morphology to attract mates while evading eavesdroppers.&quot;</p> <hr /><p>Honorable mention of the ASN Outstanding Student Poster Award, June 2022, for her poster,<br /> &quot;The genomic landscape of hybridization with increased genomic instability.&quot;</p> <hr /><p>Honorable mention of the ASN Outstanding Student Poster Award, June 2022, for her poster,<br /> &quot;Comparative genomics: chromosomal inversions in eudicots without adaptive selection.&quot;</p> <hr /><p>The ASN Outstanding Student Poster Award was established in 2012 to recognize a student who has presented an outstanding poster at the annual meeting or at the stand-alone meeting of the American Society of Naturalists.</p> <p>It was established in memory of <a href="http://www.heinzawards.net/recipients/ruth-patrick">Ruth Patrick</a>, a renowned limnologist, past president of the&nbsp;American Society of Naturalists (1975), and Lifetime Honorary Member of the ASN.</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2022 05:00:00 GMT Call for symposium proposals for Asilomar 2023! https://amnat.org/announcements/Asilomar-2023-call-symposia.html The American Society of Naturalists will be going back to Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, to hold our stand-alone conference – Asilomar 2023 – on 6-10 January 2023! http://asnasilomar2023.org/ Have an idea for a special symposium? We want to hear it! Proposed symposium topics should support the Society’s goal to advance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences and to further knowledge in evolution, ecology, behavior, and organismal biology. Topics could center around important emerging issues in evolution, ecology, or behavior or focus on a pivotal historical paper, tracing its impact and exploring current cutting-edge research inspired by this work. A budget of up to $8,000 is available to defray travel, registration, and lodging costs for speakers. Proposals should include (1) a title; (2) a description of the symposium topic (up to one page); (3) a list of six speakers, including institutional affiliations, who have agreed to participate in the symposium; (4) a justification for the symposium, explaining why the topic and speakers are appropriate for an ASN symposium (up to one page). Please submit proposals by email (rachel.spigler[at]temple.edu) no later than midnight Eastern Time on Aug 3, 2022. (Questions? Feel free to email Rachel). Send your proposal as a single PDF attachment, under subject heading “ASN Asilomar 2023 Symposium Proposal”. A confirmation email will be sent within 1-2 days of receipt. In line with the ASN’s commitment to diversity, we encourage including speakers from groups who have been historically excluded from STEM. Therefore, proposals that include a diverse list of speakers from a range of backgrounds, institutions, career stages, geography, gender, race etc. are especially encouraged. The Society’s selection committee will evaluate proposals based on their potential to attracting substantial audience and stimulate discussion, the significance and timeliness of the topic, and on the topic’s differing substantively from recent symposia hosted by the Society. Applicants will be notified of the decision before the end of July 2022. Rachel Spigler ASN Symposium Committee Chair Department of Biology Temple University rachel.spigler[at]temple.edu <p>The American Society of Naturalists will be going back to Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, to hold our stand-alone conference &ndash; <strong>Asilomar 2023</strong> &ndash; on 6-10 January 2023! <a href="http://asnasilomar2023.org/">http://asnasilomar2023.org/</a></p> <p><strong>Have an idea for a special symposium? We want to hear it!</strong></p> <p>Proposed symposium topics should support the Society&rsquo;s goal to advance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences and to further knowledge in evolution, ecology, behavior, and organismal biology. Topics could center around important emerging issues in evolution, ecology, or behavior or focus on a pivotal historical paper, tracing its impact and exploring current cutting-edge research inspired by this work. A budget of up to $8,000 is available to defray travel, registration, and lodging costs for speakers.</p> <p>Proposals should include (1) a title; (2) a description of the symposium topic (up to one page); (3) a list of six speakers, including institutional affiliations, who have agreed to participate in the symposium; (4) a justification for the symposium, explaining why the topic and speakers are appropriate for an ASN symposium (up to one page).</p> <p>Please submit proposals by email (rachel.spigler[at]temple.edu) no later than midnight Eastern Time on Aug 3, 2022. (Questions? Feel free to email Rachel). Send your proposal as a single PDF attachment, under subject heading &ldquo;ASN Asilomar 2023 Symposium Proposal&rdquo;. A confirmation email will be sent within 1-2 days of receipt.</p> <p>In line with the ASN&rsquo;s commitment to diversity, we encourage including speakers from groups who have been historically excluded from STEM. Therefore, proposals that include a diverse list of speakers from a range of backgrounds, institutions, career stages, geography, gender, race etc. are especially encouraged. The Society&rsquo;s selection committee will evaluate proposals based on their potential to attracting substantial audience and stimulate discussion, the significance and timeliness of the topic, and on the topic&rsquo;s differing substantively from recent symposia hosted by the Society. Applicants will be notified of the decision before the end of July 2022.</p> <p>Rachel Spigler<br /> ASN Symposium Committee Chair<br /> Department of Biology<br /> Temple University<br /> rachel.spigler[at]temple.edu</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2022 05:00:00 GMT