Entries by Joanna Friesner

NAASC-Seeds of Change: Using Plants to Broaden the Impact of Science in Society

In November 2018, NAASC hosted an NSF-funded* workshop entitled “Broadening the Impact of Plant Science Through Community-Based Innovation, Evaluation and Sharing of Outreach Programs” at the University of California, Davis. The 3-day workshop was organized by members of NAASC**, and before it started we held a public mini-symposium featuring 7 workshop members that presented topics […]

Announcing 5 New Community Symposia for ICAR 2021

NAASC is pleased to announce 5 new community-proposed mini-symposia for ICAR 2021-Virtual. These new sessions join the existing 31 sessions to total 36 very topically diverse community mini-symposia. Full descriptions of the 36 sessions can be found here and briefly listed below. The 36 sessions are led by a diversity of community members. Circadian signatures […]

New Workshops & Seminars for ICAR 2021-Virtual

ICAR 2021-Virtual News In addition to the 2 Keynote lectures, 7 plenary sessions and 36 community-organized mini-symposia, NAASC is pleased to feature a number of Workshops and Seminars at ICAR 2021-Virtual, most of which focus on personal and professional growth, and community support and development in service of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). NAASC is […]

DiversifyPlantPubs – Amplifying Underrepresented Voices

NAASC #DiversifyPlantPubs is simple and straight-forward. The NAASC DiversifyPlantSci Twitter account @DiversifyPlants re-tweets scientific articles, including pre-prints, written by scientists who self-identify as plant science researchers with diverse identity(ies). If you are Black, Indigenous, Latin@x, any race or ethnicity where you identify as a person of color, a woman, LGBTQIA+, occupy a social space or […]

DiversifyPlantSci Online Resource – A List of Plant Scientists that are Members of Under-Represented Groups

The North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee (NAASC) is committed to promoting a global plant sciences community that reflects the true diversity of all its members. To further this mission, members of the NAASC Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Committee (Dr Elizabeth Haswell , Dr Joanna Friesner , and Dr Jennifer Nemhauser) have created the DiversifyPlantSci online resource , a list of plant scientists that […]

NAASC Participation Awards for ICAR 2021 Are Open

NAASC will award participation awards to ICAR 2021-Virtual (June 21-25, 2021) via a competitive application process. Awards will partially or fully subsidize registration costs. NAASC is committed to increasing diversity of ICAR attendees and enabling broader participation and we focus on increasing participation in two categories: (1) Early-career participation (ECP) and (2) Inclusivity Scholars Program […]