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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.

2022 SABER Annual Meeting

The 2022 SABER Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held July 7 - 10 at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Click here for more information about the Annual Meeting.

Click here for more details about pre-meeting workshops.

Upcoming Events

Striving for Inclusion seminar series

Next talk: Mapping the terrain of othering: Religious, gendered, and racial exclusion on historically white campuses

Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad, PhD, Muslim Wellness Foundation

Keon M. McGuire, PhD, Arizona State University

Thursday, November 18th, 2021, 9 am PT

Event flyer

Click here for Zoom link

See this page for more information.

Executive Committee Updates

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


BER Students Win NSF Fellowships !

Five beginning graduate students studying biology education received 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards, including (top-to-bottom) Tasneem Mohammed and Jinx Pigart from Arizona State Univ., CJ Zajic from the Univ. of Georgia, as well as (not pictured) Eric Pennino from Sacramento State Univ and Nick Wiesenthal from ASU. Congratulations on the awards!

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.

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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