By March 31, 2023. PlantingScience is seeking 30 early-career scientists to participate in the Digging Deeper F2 research project with high school teachers and their students this summer and fall. In a typical PlantingScience session, members of the Master Plant Science Team act as liaisons for our participating groups.  In this role, they assist the group’s teacher by helping with team setup, recruiting mentors, and monitoring the conversations to step in and post to student teams when their mentors are slow to respond. Participants will be compensated for their time and effort. More information

By March 31, 2023. Apply for the Louisiana Graduate Network in Applied Evolution (LAGNiAppE). LSU LAGNiAppE is a one-year research training program for recent college graduates interested in advancing their knowledge and research skills in evolutionary biology. This training program will prepare participants for a diverse array of STEM careers through research projects that provide training in high-demand technical skills and structured programming that provides professional development opportunities. More information.

By March 31, 2023. Apply for the USDA-APHIS AgDiscovery program, a free summer outreach program to help teenagers explore careers in agricultural sciences. As an AgDiscovery student, you’ll live on a college campus for 2–4 weeks and learn from university professors and USDA experts—plant and animal scientists, biotechnologists, administrative professionals, and others. You’ll gain hands-on experience through labs, workshops, and field trips; participate in character- and team-building activities; and join in many other fun and educational events. It’s a unique chance to get a first-hand look at the many exciting career paths in agriculture.  More information.

April 12-16, 2023. Visit the ROOT & SHOOT booth at the MANRRS 37th Annual Conference and Career Expo. More information.

September 2023. Applications for 2024 ROOT & SHOOT travel awards open. 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.

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2023 Conferences

Maize Genetics Meeting (organized by the Maize Genetics Cooperation, MGC)

         March 16 – 19, 2023  || St Louis Missouri

The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR) (supported by the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee, NAASC)

         June 5-9, 2023 || Chiba, Japan

IS-MPMI Congress (organized by the International Society of Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions, IS-MPMI)

         July 16 – 20, 2023 || Providence, Rhode Island

Botany (organized by the Botanical Society of America, BSA, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, ASPT, and others)

         July 22 – 26, 2023 || Boise, Idaho

Plant Biology (organized by the American Society of Plant Biologists, ASPB).

         Aug 5 – 9, 2023 || Savannah, Georgia

Plant Health: The American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting (organized by the American Phytopathological Society, APS).

         Aug 12 – 6, 2023​ || Denver, Colorado


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