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.
SABER Annual Meeting 2021 Updates
Our National Meeting 2021 will be held virtually the last four Fridays in July: July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30. The SABER business meeting will then take place on August 6.
The call for abstracts was issued on February 19 and abstracts are due March 22, 2021. See the 2021 Annual Meeting Homepage for more information.
Structural racism, institutional transformation, and diversifying the STEM faculty
Kimberly Griffin, PhD, University of Maryland
Thursday, February 18th, 9 am PT
The influence of kindness and community in broadening participation
Mica Estrada, PhD, UC San Francisco
Thursday, March 4th, 9 am PT
Systemic disadvantages for LGBTQ professionals in STEM
Erin Cech, PhD, University of Michigan
Thursday, March 18th, 9 am PT
Land of milk and "honey": Confronting gendered experiences in field research
Katie Hinde, PhD, Arizona State University
Thursday, April 15th, 9 am PT
Nature-culture relations and engaging multiple ways of knowing
Megan Bang, PhD, Northwestern University
Thursday, April 29th, 9 am PT
Beyond information: Walking the path of truth, reconciliation, and liberation to make academic biology more inclusive
Mays Imad, PhD, Pima Community College
Thursday, May 13th, 9 am PT
Find the full list of Spring 2021 Seminars, along with information on how to join each session, HERE.
Sara Brownell is the 2020 LGBTQ+ Educator of the Year!
Sara Brownell was named Educator of the Year by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals "for her combination of research, leadership, and personal commitment to improving science education, especially for underrepresented minorities." Congratulations to Sara Brownell!
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 provides regular updates to the membership about their activities. You can find all of these reports here.
Recent Job and Event Posts
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.