Microbrew Presentation

Microbrew: Mixing Ideas for Successful Teaching Strategies in Microbiology

The ASMCUE® Steering Committee invites Microbrew abstract submission on best practices in microbiology or biology education. This session is a forum for sharing ideas and thoughts and each presenter will have a 15-minute time slot in which to discuss topics such as (but not limited to) successful:

-in class activities
-service learning ideas
-project ideas
-field activities
-laboratory activities
-discussion starters
-study tools
-assessment tools
-class management ideas

Assessment of the topics presented is NOT required, and presenters should use this time as an opportunity to field test the ideas and activities that they have developed on an audience of their peers.  We do allow product placements such as using Social Media and software in Microbrew presentations as long as you are not a representative of the companyMicrobrews are not a forum for sales-pitches and we prefer to highlight products other educators can readily adopt and are open access.

 To see samples of accepted abstracts, please visit 2015 Accepted Microbrews Abstracts.   

Tips on How to Best Prepare Your Microbrew Abstract
Hosted by Jennifer Herzog, Herkimer County Community College and 2013 Microbrew Abstract Review Chair


Watch this webinar to learn more about preparing a Microbrew abstract for ASMCUE®.  The previously recorded webinar is 35 minutes long with 3 minutes of Q&A from the participants.

In this webinar you will learn:

-What is a Microbrew

-Writing a Microbrew abstract

-Abstract format and a sample

-The process of Microbrew abstract review and rubric

-Tips on presenting a Microbrew at ASMCUE®

Microbrew Abstract Format

Completed abstracts should be submitted by midnight PST on March 14, 2016 at the Microbrew Abstract Submission Site (CLOSED)

Authors will be asked to provide the following:

Title: Please formulate a title that clearly expresses the topic to be discussed in the session. (In bold and the first letter of each word capitalized).

Authors: List of all abstract authors and institutions represented.

Activity appropriateness:  Please select one of the following choices:

Classroom _____ Laboratory _______ Out of Class Activity _________

Abstract: Please provide a concise summary of the topic to be discussed in 300 words or less.

Keywords:  Please select 3 scientific or pedagogical keywords that appropriately reflect the topic presented.

Intended Audience:  Please note the audience(s) for which your topic will be appropriate:

• Microbiology/Biology majors
• Allied health majors
• Biotechnology majors 
• Science education majors
• Nonmajors
• All of the above

Core Concepts: Please select up to two concepts from the ASM Recommended Curriculum Guideline related to your submission:

• Evolution 
• Structure and function
• Pathways
• Information flow
• Systems
• Impact of microorganisms
• Advancing STEM education and research
• Laboratory competencies