June 13, 2007
Dr. Rachel Robson, assistant professor of biology at Morningside College, was awarded the Early-Career Faculty Travel Grant to attend the 14th Annual American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE), May 18 – 20, 2007 at the University of Buffalo – SUNY North Campus in New York.
The grant provided support for travel, lodging, and/or registration for the conference. ASMCUE offers these grants to increase the participation of early-career undergraduate faculty, post-doctoral scientists or senior level graduate students interested in teaching careers. Robson was one of 12 travel grants awarded for ASMCUE 2007.
Robson will join the faculty at Morningside in the fall of 2007. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Kansas, and her doctorate in pathology and laboratory medicine from the University of Kansas Medical Center.
ASM is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world, composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals. Its mission is to promote research and research training in the microbiological sciences and to assist communication between scientists, policy makers, and the public to improve health, the environment, and economic well-being.