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

July 20-23 in Minneapolis, MN. 

Event website

Upcoming Events

2023 X-DBER Virtual Conference

April 3-5, 2023

Event website

Spring 2023 SABER Seminar Series

Series website


Executive Committee Updates

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

Celebrations

Katelyn Cooper won an APS New Investigator Award!

Katelyn Cooper was awarded the 2022 Teacher Section New Investigator award by the American Physiological Society for her work on understanding the relationship between biology learning environments and undergraduate mental health. Congratulations on the award!

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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