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We are excited to announce that a group of seven plant science organizations has been awarded a five-year grant through the NSF’s LEAPS [LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies (LEAPS) of Biology] program. This Research Coordination Network (RCN) includes American Phytopathological Society (APS), American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT), Botanical Society of America (BSA), International Society for Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI), Maize Genetics Cooperation (MGC), North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee (NAASC), as well as other organizations that serve marginalized scientists.


Blog Post on NDiSTEM

by Janet Mansaray For this year’s National Diversity in STEM Conference (NDiSTEM) organized by SACNAS, I was selected to be a volunteer for the ROOT & SHOOT RCN exhibition booth in Portland, Oregon. This was Read more…

Working Group on Culturally Responsive Mentoring

Culturally responsive mentorship is vital as it fosters inclusivity, respect, and understanding in the mentor-mentee relationship. By acknowledging and appreciating the cultural backgrounds and experiences of their mentees, mentors can provide more effective support. This Read more…