Dr. Jacqueline Washington, Chair and Professor of Biology, recently presented at the Council of Scientific Society Presidents workshop in Washington, DC on "The Role of Scientific Societies in STEM Faculty Workshops", where she represented the American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators. Attendees, including keynote speaker, Carl Weiman, Nobel Laureate in Physics, and Associate Director of Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy were focused on the development of faculty to improve undergraduate STEM education.
The Council of Scientific Society Presidents is an organization of presidents, presidents-elect, and recent past presidents of about sixty scientific federations and societies whose combined membership numbers well over 1.4 million scientists and science educators.
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CSSP creates, coordinates and co-sponsors seminars, roundtables, symposia and invited conferences which offer continuing opportunities for professional growth and CSSP undertakes projects which have the long-range potential to strengthen the national future and the future success of all its constituent societies, covering such areas as math and science education, ethical, legal and social consequences of new science, information technology, population and environment, public understanding of science, international science, and the enhancement of the leadership of its constituent societies.
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