National ASM has sent out a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) survey. The purpose is to improve those aspects in the microbial sciences as ASM is committed to foster a more inclusive environment. As a member of ASM-national or the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of ASM, an email should have been sent to you from the Kaleidoscope Group LLC on June 22nd. While participation is totally voluntary, we encourage you to complete the survey (by July 3rd) so that more ideas and voices are incorporated. The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous and results will be shared widely after final recommendations are presented at the fall Board of Director meeting. If you would like more information, you can contact Shaundra Holmes at or Amy Chang at