APS members and allied plant health professionals within the United States and internationally at all stages of their careers, especially those in the early and mid-career stages.
Just as doctors must have good bedside manner when dealing with patients, plant pathologists must be mindful of their “fieldside manner” when dealing with diverse stakeholder groups, ranging from growers to politicians. Plant pathologists have many opportunities to foster relationships and understanding with these individuals. These relationships are necessary to take our science to practice. Speakers will share their experiences and advice on effectively communicating and interacting with stakeholders.
While successful grant writing may seem difficult, it is not a mystery. The most common errors are easily avoided with proper preparation. There are some critical steps an applicant can follow to substantially increase their probablility of success. Clearly understanding the program, speaking to the program director, and writing to clearly address the program objectives and evaluation criteria are important elements of a well written and successful proposal. Sometimes, early career faculty get locked in on an idea or a program. The idea may be problematic and the program may not be the best fit. Working with a research mentor and a granting agency program director may help you find a better program fit and address some of the pitfalls before the application is filed.
All APS members seeking grants, particularly early career professionals and graduate students.
Despite the best of intentions, researcher-facilitated STEM outreach activities often fall short of their intended purposes of increasing scientific literacy and introducing students to the process of scientific inquiry. To increase the impact of outreach programs that benefit STEM students and the scientist, this webinar will outline strategies that bridge the gap between the expectations and realities of the STEM classroom and research laboratory. This webinar will examine the process of developing successful collaborative partnerships that will result in recurring, curriculum-based course modules that broaden the impact of research and increase the rigor of STEM education.
Middle school and high school science teachers who want to integrate empirically-grounded research into their classrooms.
APS publishes the top-rated research journals in plant pathology worldwide. Having served as Editors in Chief of Plant Disease, Drs. Robertson and Gleason have substantial experience in evaluating manuscripts. This webinar provide advice on how to make manuscript submission as smooth and frustration-free as possible for authors. The presenters offer advice on the nuts and bolts of manuscript preparation, how to select a journal for your manuscript, how to avoid common pitfalls that can doom manuscripts, and how to manage communications with the editors and among co-authors. Special emphasis is placed on authors who are writing English as a second (or third or fourth) language, but the webinar contains useful advice for all authors seeking to learn more about tilting the odds of manuscript evaluation in your favor.
Graduate students, postdocs, staff members, and junior faculty in U.S.A and other countries.
Sometimes we scientists and science communicators find ourselves engaged in public controversy. GE crops certainly generate significant controversy in some settings. As scientists and science communicators, perhaps our most important task is to assure that the science underlying the controversy is adequately presented. This provides a foundation for people to make their own values-based choices, informed by the science for those that seek it. Towards this end, analogies that help teach basic scientific aspects of GE crops will be demonstrated. Specific practices that can ease emotional tensions will be demonstrated and discussed. In one or more cases, audience participation will be invited as part of the demonstration. In reducing tensions, more thoughtful, productive, and respectful exchanges are possible.
Scientists and science communicators, including undergraduate and graduate students; agronomists and other crop production specialists; crop producers; members of advocacy groups and other NGOs; government representatives.
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