The Early Career Plant Scientists (ECPS) Section of ASPB was created to help cultivate and expand the synergy between ASPB and its Early Career members by providing:

This section is for Students Postdocs Science Staff Industry Leaders Government Employees Academics

Don't miss our workshop at ASPB's Annual Plant Biology Meeting!

For the benefit of the undergraduate attendees of Plant Biology 2021, the Early Career Plant Scientists (ECPS) Section is organizing a Q&A panel focused on applying and navigating graduate school. This panel will be assembled with a diverse group of graduate students from varied backgrounds and institutions. Panelists will take questions from the audience ranging from how to make the decision to go to grad school to strategies for finding a mentor and managing mental health.

Plant Biology 2021 Attendance Award Applications Are Now Open!

We are excited to announce our inaugural ASPB Plant Biology 2021 Attendance Awards!

The ASPB ECPS is sponsoring the full registration of 18 ASPB Early Career Plant Scientist Section members to attend Plant Biology 2021.

Applications are due June 1, 2021!

Open Volunteer Opportunities​

ECPS Head of Content. Are you interested in SciComm? Looking to build your portfolio & leadership skills? ECPS is looking for a Head of Content to manage the different content streams ensuring pieces are produced on time by various writers and vloggers. Additionally, you’d be on the ECPS Council helping shape the growing Early Career Plant Scientist movement in ASPB. To apply email Rishi R. Masalia ( with a portfolio or SciComm CV.

Resource Team. Help make a one-stop list of resources and opportunities (Grants, Outreach, Awards, Advice, Techniques…etc) for the early career community. In coordination with the ASPB Ambassador Program. Email Rishi R. Masalia ( for more info.

Write blogs. ECPS is looking for members interested in SciComm who want to write about Plant Science or ECR topics. Email Rishi R. Masalia ( for more info

Make videos. Love making and watching TikTok videos? ECPS & the Education Committee are looking for members interested in SciComm who want to make 1 minute videos about Plant Science topics. Email Rishi R. Masalia ( for more info.

Highlight a Scientist. Every two weeks we highlight a section member. Promote yourself, your paper, your outreach group- fill out this google form so we can highlight your accomplishments! Fill out the Survey here!

Past Events Organized by the ASPB ECPS