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We hold one to two meetings per year at organizations that foster education and support for the Microbiological Sciences. 


The next meeting will be held April 20th, 2024 at

University of Colorado - Boulder
JSC Biotech Building (JSCBB)
3415 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

Meeting details and registration TBD

Registration fees: 

Branch Faculty Members: $15

Branch Student Members: $5


The Rocky Mountain Branch of the ASM awards students and postdoctoral fellows that present posters and talks at our annual Meetings. The requirements for the awards include:1)  Branch membership and are 2) Consensus of votes tallied online during the meeting by all attending members. 

There are several categories for awards and the payouts are as follows:

Postdoctoral Fellow and Graduate student Talks

1st place: $150.00

2nd place: $125.00

3rd place: $100.00

Undergraduate Student Talks

1st place: $125.00

2nd place: $100.00

3rd place: $75.00

Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate and Undergraduate Posters

1st place: $100.00

2nd place: $75.00

3rd place: $50.00

Students that win an award at either the Spring or Fall Meetings are eligible to compete for $750.00 Travel Awards to MICROBE.  The Branch will support Two of these awards annually, The form for consideration will be available May 1st, 2024 and winners notified by May 16th.


In addition, the Branch recognizes students with the most enthusiastic undergraduate talk at the Spring Meeting with the Randall Cohrs Award  ($202)

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