Past SABER Celebrations

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!

Picture of Jennifer GarciaJennifer Garcia had a 2nd place poster at the 2022 LatinXChem conference!

Jennifer Garcia was awarded 2nd place in the 2022 LatinXChem poster presentation for work on understanding undergraduate students' interpretation of carbohydrates. Congratulations to Jennifer!

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!

Jason Wiles won the 2021 NABT BER Award!

Jason Wiles was awarded 2021 Research in BiologyEducation award by the National Association of Biology Teachers, for his work on learning concepts such as evolution and climate change where identity and ideology may impact attitudes and acceptance. Congratulations on the award!

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!

Elizabeth Barnes and Sara Brownell won 2021 Evolution Education Awards from NABT  !

Elizabeth Barnes (pictured) along with Sara Brownell won 2021 Evolution Education awards given by the National Association of Biology Teachers. Sarah Brownell has also been selected as a AAAS fellow. Congratulations to Elizabeth Barnes and Sara Brownell!

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!

Rebeka Greenall received an NSF GRFP award for her biology education research!

Rebeka Greenall, a graduate student at BrighamYoung University, was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue her research on ways to effectively integrate the identities and values of indigenous peoples into biology curricula in the hopes of increasing their representation and belonging in scienceCongratulations to Rebeka Greenall!

Dr. Nancy Pelaez assumes Chair of Education Section of AAAS!

Dr. Nancy Pelaez recently became Chair of Section Q (Education) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Under Dr. Pelaez's leadership the Education section continues to seek ways to work more closely and in new ways with the leadership and staff of AAAS, and with other disciplinary sections that are deeply engaged in education transformation. Congratulations to Nancy Pelaez!

Dr. Mary Pat Wenderoth receives award from ASCB!

Dr. Mary Pat Wenderoth, co-founder of SABER and Principal Lecturer in the Biology Department of the University of Washington, received the 2019 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education from the American Society for Cell Biology. The award recognizes Mary Pat's many contributions to biology education research and particularly her work in starting and running SABER. Congratulations to Mary Pat!

Dr. Brian Couch 

Dr. Brian Couch wins research award from NABT!

Brian, an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been awarded the 2019 National Association of Biology Teachers' Four-Year College & University Research in Biology Education Award. This award recognizes creativity and innovation in research that furthers our understanding of undergraduate biology teaching and education. We are proud to be able to call Brian a SABER member!

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