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Welcome to the Biology Scholars Program

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BSP and “Vision and Change”
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AAAS Report 2015


The American Association for the Advancement of Science has released a new “Vision and Change” report that documents the changes in undergraduate biology education since their “Call to Action” was issued in 2011. Read the report and see how the American Society for Microbiology’s Biology Scholars Program has been a part of transformation: Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: Chronicling Change, Inspiring the Future (2015).






New Video Featuring Scholars!

Interested in what our Scholars do AFTER their Biology Scholars experience? Click the image below to watch three Biology Scholar Alumni – Marcy Kelly of Pace University, Cynthia Miller of University of Louisville, and John Geiser of Western Michigan University – discuss their writing process, the challenges they face during that writing process, and the support they seek throughout their publishing journey. This video is sponsored by the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education and is part of an ongoing series: “JMBE Profiles with Kari Wester.”


Scholar Interviews

Want to hear what other Alumni have to say about their journey as a Scholar? Visit the gallery below to read Scholar Interviews and the advice Alumni have for prospective applicants.


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  • What Past Participants Have to Say…

    Participating in the Scholars program has been the single most best and most influential decision that I have made in my teaching career. […] There is no value that you can place on knowing other like-minded individuals who are caring, sharing, and willing to help each other to succeed.”

     – 2009 Research & 2011 Transitions Scholar

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