Newswise — The 2020 American Society for Cell Biology Regional Meeting, Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists, will be held May 30 at Soka University of America in Alisa Viejo, California. This day-long conference for a teaching-intensive audience of life scientists will include plenaries, a poster session, networking lunch, afternoon workshops, and a mixer.

Soka, founded in 2001, will use the event as an opportunity to showcase its new Life Sciences concentration starting in fall 2020 as well as its brand-new science building. Sara Brownell, Arizona State University and Rachel Kennison, University of California, Los Angeles will deliver the plenaries.

Abstracts are invited for 75-minute workshop sessions appropriate for undergraduate biology educators. The deadline for these abstracts is March 4. Abstracts are also invited for posters presenting educational innovations, education research, and biological research. Those abstracts must be submitted by April 20. There is no submission fee for either type of abstract.

The deadline for meeting registration is May 24. The cost is $40 for ASCB members and $50 for nonmembers. The registration fee covers a coffee break, lunch, dinner, and the mixer. The meeting organizers include Susan Walsh, associate professor of molecular/cellular biology and director of the life sciences concentrations at Soka; Andrea Nicholas, associate teaching professor in neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine; and Joel Abraham, associate professor of biological science at California State University, Fullerton.

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