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Carol Stiles Among Three U.S. Professors Selected for 2014 ASMCUE Faculty Enhancement Program Travel Awards

Education Board FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslie Robinson lrobinson@asmusa.org Three U.S. Professors Selected for 2014 ASMCUE Faculty Enhancement Program Travel Awards Washington, D.C., April 15, 2014 – The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is pleased to announce that three U.S. professors have been chosen to receive 2014 Faculty Enhancement Program Travel Awards from the Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE). Each awardee will receive a one-year Society membership and funding to attend ASMCUE 2014. All will be formally recognized at the conference, scheduled for May 15-18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore in Danvers, MA. The Faculty Enhancement Program Travel Award recognizes leaders in biology education and provides them with opportunities to learn research and pedagogy developments, practice new technologies and techniques, and connect with other educators and researchers by attending ASMCUE. Awardees are educators who teach microbiology at two- or four-year institutions with large percentages of historically excluded and underrepresented students selected based on their leadership capacity, commitment to improving teaching, and dedication to participating in education and outreach programs, among other criteria. The 2014 Faculty Enhancement Program Travel Awardees are: • Daniel J. Harrigan, Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI • Nastassia N. Jones, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR • Carol M. Stiles, Georgia Military College Valdosta Campus, Valdosta, GA Sponsored by the ASM Committee on Undergraduate Education, a committee of the ASM Education Board, ASMCUE is an interactive, four-day conference where educators learn and share the latest information about microbiology and biology as well as their most effective teaching strategies. The conference program includes poster presentations and plenary, concurrent, and exhibit sessions. Participants engage in formal and informal small group discussions among colleagues who are all focused on the same goal— improving teaching and learning in the biological sciences. For more information about ASMCUE and the Faculty Enhancement Program Travel Award, please visit www.asmcue.org. The ASM is the world’s largest scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences. Its mission is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. ###