Interested in finding out more information about microbiology? Listed below are a few of the many resources available. When contacting these organizations, some questions you may want to ask include:
- Can you send me written information about a specific career choice?
- Do you know of any college or university programs designed for current high school students in my area?
- Does your organization have a local chapter that I can contact?
- Do you have information on summer programs or internships?
- Do you have information on scholarships or financial aid?
American Society for Microbiology
Office of Education and Training
1752 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single biological sciences membership organization in the world. The Society offers career materials, research fellowship opportunities, travel awards, and information that can help you on your path to becoming a microbiologist.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Directorate for Education and Human Resources Program
1200 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) represents several science organizations. It conducts programs, such as Black Churches and Colleges Helping Children Succeed, that promote science education at all levels. Find out if a church in your area provides extracurricular science activities.
Association for Women in Science
1200 New York Ave., Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005
Association for Women in Science (AWIS) promotes the cause of women in science through litigation, advocacy, conferences, and programs. AWIS provides internships, scholarships, funding opportunities, a national registry of women scientists, mentoring programs, connections to the corporate world, and more.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Sigma Xi, THe Scientific Research Society
99 Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 13975
Research Traingle Park, NC 27709
Sigma Xi is a non-profit membership society of scientists and engineers who are elected to the Society because of their research achievements or potential. Sigma Xi awards grants annually to promising young researchers. It also sponsors programs that support science and engineering, science education, science policy and the public understanding of science.