National MeetingJuly 27-28-29, 2018
Meeting will begin Friday at 1pm and run till Sunday at 4 pm

Location: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
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ABSTRACTS - deadline April 9, 2018
Call for abstracts
acceptances sent -- MAY 25

Workshops - deadline April 9, 2018
Call for Workshops
Workshops will be held on Friday morning from 8:00-12:30
Workshop registration is located under meeting registration below.

Poster size: 40 wide by 32 tall.

MEETING REGISTRATION- opens April 2, 2018
Registration includes
  • coffee and tea each morning,
  • box lunches Sat-Sun,
  • reception/appetizers on Friday
  • banquet on Saturday
  • plus registration materials.

Early Bird Reg
till June 27, 2018
Regular Reg
after June 27, 2018
Faculty-full time, Staff
and Administrators
Faculty part-time
Community College faculty
Graduate Students
one-day for local faculty

Registration is a 2 step process
1. Register here FIRST -REGISTRATION- Open April 2- Close July 27
Print out last page to use as temporary receipt- you will receive an official receipt in your registration packet at the meeting.

2. PAY
a. PAYPAL- ONLY after you registered in step one above.
IF you are paying for some one else --- please put their name in the first line of SHIPPING ADDRESS.
Click on the up/down arrow at far right to see other categories of registration that are listed above.
Registration fee

b. By check- send to address below.

Biology Box 351800
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Workshop Registration
There will be 4 workshops offered on Friday morning from8:30-12:30.
each workshop costs $35 and has a limit of 20 participants
Please see this page for descriptions of each workshop.

A. To register for one of the workshops, Click the link of the workshop.
1. Bringing a Research Lens into Teaching- Bruininks 530B
2. Data Science in R: Beginners Workshop for DBER Researchers- Filled and CLOSED- Bruininks 412A
3. Development and Testing Assessments for Measuring Experimentation Competence in Biology - Bruininks 512B
4. Making the case for tenure: Using Evidence to delineate between teaching and research in DBER scholars- Bruininks 512A

B, Pay with PayPal or by check
select your workshop on PayPal.


a draft agenda is posted at bottom of this section.

Friday July 27, 2018
11- 2pm Registration outside Smith

1 pm - Opening talk in Smith Hall 100

Weeding out diversity in STEM? Lessons learned from 15 years of retrospective data and a meta-analysis of student achievement in active learning classrooms.
Elli Theobald.jpgElli Theobald*, Scott Freeman, Michael Mack, Jasmine Bryant, Mariah Hill, Elisa Tran, University of Washington Rebecca Harris, Arizona State University

2:30-4:20 - 3 Concurrent sessions in Bruininks, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

4:30-5:30 Special interest groups meet

6:00-7:30 Reception at The Graduate Hotel

Saturday July 28, 2018

6:30 5K run- start at Harvard and Beacon

8:30-9:30 Two long talks in Bruininks 220 or 230
A Multi-Year Study of Student Anxiety in Introductory Biology Classrooms.
Ben England small.jpgBen England*, Beth Schussler, Univ.Tennessee, Knoxville; Jennifer Brigati, Maryville College

It Takes a Village: Beyond Training Mentors to Empowering Research Trainees
Janet Branchaw-early.jpgJanet Branchaw*, Amanda Butz, Amber Smith, University of Wisconsin - Madison

10:00-11:30 3 Concurrent sessions in Bruininks

11:30-12:30 Poster session - Even numbers

12:30-2:00 Lunch
12:45-1:45 roundtables

2:00-3:40 3 concurrent sessions

4:00-5:00 Poster session- Odd numbers

5:00-6:00 free time

6:30 -9:30 Reception and Banquet

Sunday July 29, 2018

8:30-9:30 Business Meeting

9:45-10:30 3 concurrent sessions

10:30-11:30 Poster session - Even numbers

11:30-1:00 lunch
11:45-12:45 Round tables

1:00-2:00 Poster session - Odd numbers

2:15-3:45 3 concurrent sessions

4:00- Meeting adjourns


Full Meeting Agenda with all short and long talks listed

Long and short talks and abstracts

Posters listings and abstracts
---Poster size: 40 wide by 32 tall.

Round tables schedule and abstracts

Participant list as of 7.5.2018

Lactation rooms at the meeting in Bruininks Hall on UMN Twin Cities campus.

Hotel Accommodations- are available til June 26th or until block of rooms is taken
We are at the same hotel but it has a new name- The Graduate -
Click on this link to take you to The Graduate reservation for SABER meeting.
We have a limited block of rooms till June 26.
OR Call 800-822-6757 (MPLS) or 612-379-8888 and ask for the SABER group.
The Graduate has a Starbucks on first floor, a nice lounge and an AppleBees restaurant adjoining it.

Plane: Minneapolis -St. Paul airport(MSP)
Light rail from airport to front of hotel
(Blue line to Downtown East station- change to Green** line- exit on East Bank Station- hotel across street)