13th Annual ASPB Education Booth Competion for
Apply now to Present in the Education Booth at Plant Biology 2012
The Education Committee seeks to highlight new and creative techniques, technologies, or strategies developed by ASPB members for teaching and learning plant science in the laboratory, the classroom, or other venues.
Have you developed effective curricula or activities you'd like to share? The Education Committee invites you to present them at the Plant Biology 2012 Education Booth through the Plant Biology Education Booth Competition for Innovative Instruction.
Each winning project will receive one cash grant of $500 and full-conference registration costs for up to three presenters at Plant Biology 2012 in Austin, TX. Winners will exhibit their materials and methods to the ASPB membership as part of the Education Booth at the conference. Awardees are expected to staff their exhibit at times when the Education Booth is open.
Include a project title. List the name(s) of presenters, and their complete contact information, including email. Proposals, which are limited to four double-spaced pages, must address the following:
State a clear rationale for the exhibit: What are the anticipated learning outcomes
How are the materials or strategies featured in the exhibit exciting and new? Highlight the use of innovative techniques, pedagogies, instructional materials, and/or technologies.
Provide a clear, detailed summary of how the exhibit will function and how visitors will interact with the exhibit. A diagram or picture would be helpful. Exhibits should take up no more than 8' of table space. Final layout will be coordinated with Scott Woody, the booth organizer.
Include a specific and complete list of equipment required for the exhibit -- e.g., DVD player, monitor, internet connection, etc. Indicate what you will provide and what you would like ASPB to provide. We will make every effort to meet your needs, subject to cost and space limitations. (Please note that the list of equipment requested from ASPB cannot be changed after the proposal is submitted.)
Submit your exhibit proposal to Education Committee member Scott Woody
as an e-mail attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF) no later than March 19, 2012. Winners will be notified by April 13.
This is an ideal opportunity to showcase innovative instructional materials to your plant science colleagues. We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal so that your work can be a part of the exciting exhibits at Plant Biology 2012!
~The ASPB Education Committee