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.

2023 SABER Annual Meeting

Early-bird registration is now open. 

A second round of poster submissions is now open through May 31. More information here

Workshop registration is now open!

Event website

Upcoming Events & Announcements

SABER Elections

Voting for President-Elect will take place between June 1-15, 2023. See the 2023 Election website for candidate bios. 

Spring 2023 SABER Seminar Series

Join us on Thursday, June 1 at 9 am PT for the final talk in our Spring Seminar Series, "What am I actually measuring? The role of validity evidence in STEM education research," with Regis Komperda  
Series website

Save the Dates: Regional SABER Meetings 

See the Regional Meetings website for dates and locations. Details will be shared as they become available.


Sharday Ewell received a poster award at the 2022 ASCB conference!

Sharday Ewell received an award at the 2022 American Society for Cell Biology Conference for her research on help-seeking behavior among biology students. Congratulations to Sharday!

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 provides regular updates to the membership about their activities.  You can find all of these reports 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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