Friday, August 16, 2024. Deadline to volunteer to organize a symposia series in Cultivating a Culture of Inclusive Excellence in Plant Science. The organizers will have the flexibility to determine the topics and structure (discussion/breakout rooms, panels, student presentations, etc.) of each session, but we would ask that the overall theme be on creating an inclusive culture and climate in the plant sciences. ROOT & SHOOT will provide a $400 stipend to each volunteer for their time and effort. More information.

Friday, August 9, 2024. Deadline to apply to staff the ROOT & SHOOT booth at the AISES Conference Oct. 3-5, 2024 in San Antonio, TX. More information.

Friday, August 23, 2024. Deadline to apply to staff the ROOT & SHOOT booth at the NDiSTEM (SACNAS) Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Phoenix, AZ. More information.

Ongoing. Corteva Agriscience Internship Opportunities are now open. Career areas include: Research & Development, Corporate Function, Manufacturing, Sourcing & Logistics, and Marketing & Sales. More information.

Ongoing. Race equity challenge opportunity, sponsored by the Committee for Outreach, Diversity, Inclusion, and Education at the Maize Genetics Cooperation, Inc. More information. 

Ongoing. DiversityPlantSci online resource: a list of plant scientists that are members of under-represented groups in plant science to reference as you seek speakers, reviewers, and participants for career or mentorship opportunities. More information.

More information and resources from our organizations

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2024 Conferences

  • Maize Genetics Meeting (organized by the Maize Genetics Cooperation)
    • Feb 29 – March 3, 2024. Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Botany 2024 (organized by the Botanical Society of America, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and others)
    • June 15 – 19, 2024. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Plant Biology 2024 (organized by the American Society of Plant Biologists)
    • June 22 – 25, 2024. Honolulu, Hawaii
  • The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR2024, organized by the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee)
    • July 15 – 19, 2024. San Diego, California
  • Plant Health 2024 (organized by the American Phytopathological Society)
    • July 27 – 31, 2024. Memphis, Tennessee

2025 Conferences

  • Maize Genetics Meeting (organized by the Maize Genetics Cooperation, MGC)
    • Mar 6 – 9, 2025, St. Louis, MO.
  • International Congress on Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI)
    • July 13 – 17, 2025, Cologne, Germany.
  • Botany (organized by the Botanical Society of America, BSA, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, ASPT, and others)
    • July 26 – 30, 2025, Tucson, AZ.
  • Plant Biology (organized by the American Society of Plant Biologists, ASPB)
    • July 26 – 30, 2025, Milwaukee, WI.

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