SABERNational Meeting July 14-17, 2016University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
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Bruininks Building along Mississippi River

Abstract information and submission-
New Deadline for abstract submission- April 15
Notice of acceptance- May 13
Due to the high number of strong abstracts, the abstract committee is a bit behind on decisions. Hope to send out acceptances by May 20.


40 X 32- we will supply backing board and clips
landscape or portrait orientation- your choice
Please keep your poster to this size as space is at a premium this year.

REGISTRATION- NO on-site registration
Registration includes
coffee and tea each morning,
box lunches Fri-Sat-Sun,
reception/appetizers on Thursday
dinner on Friday
plus registration materials.

Early Bird Reg
till June 14, 2016
Regular Reg
after June 14, 2016
Faculty-full time
and Administrators
Faculty part-time
Graduate students

one-day for local faculty

Registration is a 2 step process
1. Register here FIRST -REGISTRATION- Now CLOSED as we are at capacity of the large auditorium.
Print out last page to use as temporary receipt


a. PAYPAL- ONLY after you registered in step one above
b. By check- send to address below.

Biology Box 351800
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Program Agenda

All day events are held in the Bruininks building
on the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities campus. See Map at bottom of page.

PDF files of full agenda, round table, poster sessions and abstract booklet found at bottom of agenda

Thursday July 14
2:00-6:00 Registration


4:00 Welcome (Bruininks 2nd floor)

4:15-4:40 A familiar(ity) problem: A novel system for assessing the impact of prerequisite courses
Brian Sato.jpgBrian Sato*, Justin Shaffer, Pavan Kadandale, University of California, Irvine

4:40-5:05 Scientist Spotlight Homework Assignments Shift Students' Stereotypes of Scientists and Enhance Science Identity in a Diverse Introductory Biology Class
Schinske.jpgJeff Schinske*, De Anza College;
Heather Perkins, NC State, Amanda Snyder, De Anza College; Mary Wyer, NC State

5:05-5:30 Insight into Student Thinking: Informing Instruction with the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response Assessments

Mark Urban-Luraine.pngMark Urban-Lurain*, Michigan State University;
Jenny Knight, University of Colorado, Boulder; Paula Lemons, University of Georgia; John Merrill, MSU; Ross Nehm, Stony Brook University; Luanna Prevost, University of South Florida; Michelle Smith, University of Maine; Kevin Haudek, MSU; Andrea Bierema, MSU; Anne-Marie Hoskinson, MSU; Rosa Moscarella, MSU; Jill McCourt, University of Georgia; Matt Steele, MSU; Alexandria Mazur, MSU

6:00-7:30 Reception- at The Commons

dinner on your own at local restaurants
Reception sponsored by Pearson
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Friday, July 15
8:00- coffee and tea
8:30 - 9:30 - Hot Topic
Prevailing questions and methods in biology education research: An analysis of SABER abstracts
Stanley Lo.jpeg Brian Sato, UC Irvine; Stanley Lo*, University of California, San Diego
9:30-9:50 Break
9:50-11:10 TWO Concurrent sessions (four talks each)
11:10-11:30 Break
11:30-12:50 TWO Concurrent sessions (four talks each)
1:00-2:30 Lunch (box lunch provided)
1:15-2:15- Round Table session #1- see roundtable agenda below
2:30 - 4:30 posters
2:30-3:30 even numbered posters
3:30-4:30 odd numbered posters

4:30-5:30 Post-docs will meet to discuss hiring issues

6:00 Banquet and Reception at The Commons
sponsored by McGraw-Hill

Saturday, July 16

6:30- SABER 5K "fun" run-start at lower level of Bruininks at road level on river side.

8:00 coffee and tea
8:30 - 9:30 - Hot Topic
Opportunities and tension points associated with course-based undergraduate research experiences from student and faculty perspectives
Brownell.jpgSara Brownell*, Arizona State University
9:30-9:50 Break
9:50-11:10 Three Concurrent sessions (four talks each)
11:10-11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:50 Three Concurrent sessions (four talks each)
12:50 - 2:30 Lunch (box lunch provided)
1:15 - 2:15- Round Table session #2
2:30 - 4:30 posters
2:30-3:30 even numbered posters
3:30-4:30 odd numbered posters

4:30-5:30 Junior faculty will meet to discuss tenure and promotion issues

Dinner on your own

Sunday, July 17
8:00-8:45 Business Meeting
9:00- 10:20 THREE Concurrent sessions (three talks each)
10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-12:00 THREE Concurrent sessions (four talks each)
Noon box lunch to take with you.

Participant list as of 7.4.16 ( 296 people)

Final agenda- short talks (64 short talks)

Schedule for Round Tables (11 round tables, 3-4 presenters each)

Schedule for Posters (130 total)

Abstract booklet- abstracts ordered by abstract number- revised 7/11/16

Hotel Accommodations
The Commons- Clicking on this link will take you to The Commons reservation for SABER meeting.
We have a limited block of rooms till June 13.
OR Call 800-822-6757 (MPLS) or 612-379-8888 and ask for the SABER conference.
The Commons has a Starbucks on first floor, a nice lounge and an AppleBees restaurant adjoining it.

Want to share a room???

Use this discussion board to post your name and e-mail address. It will be up to you make arrangements with potential room mates.

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)