What is SABER?

The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) is a scientific community whose members develop theory and generate evidence with the goals of improving post-secondary biology education. SABER fosters discipline-based education research in biology and its dissemination.

Read more about SABER mission, goals, and history.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

SABER is excited to announce a partnership with the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota for the 2024 Annual Meeting.
Read the full announcement

Upcoming Regional Meetings: 

University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA
January 13-14, 2024
Registration is now open!

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
May 29-31, 2024
Abstract submission opens January 2nd!

PEER Spotlight


Samiksha Raut won the Early Career Biology Mentor Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research!

Samiksha Raut received the CUR mentor award honoring biology mentors for their sustained efforts in supervising undergraduate research students. Congratulations to Samiksha!

See past SABER Celebrations here

We are featuring SABER members who have won national and regional awards and other honors related to undergraduate biology education. Members can anonymously nominate someone on this page. We want to highlight SABER members in all career stages, institution types, etc. Given the broad membership of SABER, we do not highlight local, university-level awards and honors.

Executive Committee Updates

The Executive Committee sends quarterly newsletters to the membership with updates on organizational activities. View the newsletter archive here

Diversity Statement

SABER strives to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive biology education research community. We aim to create and sustain a community that reflects the diversity of stakeholders influenced by biology education research in higher education, in terms of who participates in SABER as an organization, the research context of studies presented at the meeting, and the diversity of the U.S. population. One of the society's core values is that excellence in teaching and research requires a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The society welcomes participation by all individuals including but not limited to age, gender, race/ethnicity, national origin, LGBTQ+ identity, religious identity, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, or disability status. SABER aims to promote diversity and inclusion in all areas of activity, including membership and recruitment, leadership, committees, annual meetings, and focus of research efforts. 

SABER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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