Although the partnership is new, the two societies have a long-standing commitment to education. This partnership expands GSA's science education outreach activities, which include a new and growing Peer-Reviewed Educational resource Database "GSA PREP" and an educational feature series called "Primers" in its flagship journal GENETICS, which brings cutting-edge research into the classroom by making original scientific papers accessible to undergraduates and their instructors. GSA also provides a variety of educational programming at each of its scientific conferences, ranging from pedagogy workshops to an outreach program introducing local community college students to the process of scientific research and exchange. In addition to producing LSE, the ASCB's Education Committee and Minorities Affairs Committee run a variety of educational programs at the ASCB Annual Meeting and year round for science teachers and science students. ASCB is also strengthening its world-renowned iBiology video program, offers enhanced educational webinars year-round, and added a new professional development thread at its annual meeting.
"While several GSA members have served as editors of LSE," added Fagen, "our society is enthusiastic about the opportunity to join with ASCB and more formally engage the entire GSA community in the publication of a leading venue for the dissemination of original research that is improving teaching and learning in the life sciences."
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