You’re Invited to Participate in This Year’s Agar Art Contest!

This is a guest post from Dr. Geoff Hunt, Public Outreach Program Officer at the American Society for Microbiology. You can find him on Twitter at @TheGeoffHunt. Are you a science lover who also enjoys art? Are you a creator at heart? If so,…

B.O.U.S. ( Bacteria of Unusual Size)

Immense, colossal, massive – these are words you rarely hear in microbiology. However, they all apply to Thiomargarita magnifica, the most recent bacteria to make headlines. In fact, such adjectives barely do justice to the size of this species. Members of T. magnifica are…

Edvotek in the Community: Agar Art with the American Society for Microbiology

Microbial handprint from article on Bored Panda website. <available online> Last week, we teamed up with the American Society for Microbiology to create some Agar Art at the Petworth Neighborhood Library in Washington, DC. Agar art is a STEAM activity…