The AIBS Education Office provides analysis and communication for the AIBS Board, Headquarters Office, and Education Committee on issues of import to the AIBS membership and the larger scientific community. Reports are broadly disseminated by email every few months to AIBS membership leaders and contacts. Special reports are sent more frequently as needed. We have archived these reports here for your information and attention. Read about each report's contents below, then click to read the complete text.
AIBS is exploring the feasibility of developing an initiative that would support biology/life sciences department leaders. Inform AIBS by taking the 10-question online Undergraduate Biology Department Leadership Survey found at [http://www.aibs.org/education/education_leadership_survey.html.](http://www.aibs.org/education/education_leadership_survey.html) Your responses will allow us to determine what would be most effective to meet the needs and challenges facing those leading change efforts. The deadline for all responses is October 26th, 2012.
Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) has selected 40 Vision and Change Leadership Fellows. PULSE is a joint initiative of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the National Institutes of Health/NIGMS (NIH/NIGMS). Over the next year, these selected Leadership Fellows will produce an implementation framework describing strategies for change within academic departments. To learn more about the initiative, interact with the Leadership Fellows team, and engage with the growing online PULSE community, go to [www.pulsecommunity.org](http://www.pulsecommunity.org).
AIBS, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), and BEACON - Center for Evolution in Action will cosponsor the ninth annual evolution symposium and workshop: “Evolutionary Transformations: The legacies of two influential scientists on evolutionary thought.” The events will take place at the 2012 National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference. Get complete details at [http://www.nescent.org/media/NABTSymposium2012.php](http://www.nescent.org/media/NABTSymposium2012.php) and to register go to the NABT conference site: [http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=10](http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=10).
Over the coming decade, our country will need one million more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals than was originally projected. That is the conclusion of a February 2012 report, *Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics *([www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-engage-to-excel-final_2-25-12.pdf](http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-engage-to-excel-final_2-25-12.pdf)), presented to President Obama by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Read more at [http://www.aibs.org/eye-on-education/eye_on_education_2012_07.htm](http://www.aibs.org/eye-on-education/eye_on_education_2012_07.htm)l.
Residency programs for faculty at all stages in their scholarly journey, including:
Application deadline: February 1, 2013. For complete details, visit www.biologyscholars.org.
Erin L. Dolan, Editor-In-Chief of CBE Life Sciences Education describes the initiatives currently underway to move the community forward after the 2009 Vision and Change report. Read the full article at http://www.lifescied.org/content/11/3/201.full.