SABERNational Meeting July 21-23, 2017University of Minnesota- Twin Cities


Bruininks Building along Mississippi River

Abstract informationMeeting AgendaRegistrationHotel informationTravel information

REGISTRATION- opens April 1, 2017 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 21, 2017
Regular Reg
after June 21, 2017
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 1- Closed July 27
Print out last page to use as temporary receipt

2. PAY
a. PAYPAL- ONLY after you registered in step one above. You must have a confirmation number from registration process before paying.
IF you are paying for some one else --- please put their name in the first line of SHIPPING ADDRESS.
b. By check- send to address below.

Biology Box 351800

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Meeting Agenda
(detailed agendas posted at bottom of this section)

Friday- July 21
11am- 2 Registration outside Wiley 125

1 pm Welcome and Keynote address- Wiley 125 (other side of the Mississippi)

1:10- Attracting more biology majors to research: Leveraging students existing values
Eddycropped.jpgSarah Eddy, Florida International University Erin_Dolan.jpgErin Dolan, Univ. Georgia

1:30- Evaluating and improving graphing knowledge and construction skills with the use of evidence-based instructional tools
AakankshaAngra.jpgAakanksha Angra*, Georgia Institute of Technology;StephanieGardner.jpgStephanie Gardner, Purdue University

1:50- Characterizing the Landscape of Undergraduate Life Science Majors’ Attitudes Toward the Use of Math in Biology
Sarah Andrews.pngSarah Andrews*, University of New Hampshire, Melissa Aikens.jpgMelissa Aikens, University of New Hampshire

2:10-2:25 Brisk walk back across bridge to Bruininks

2:00-5:30 Registration 2nd floor of Bruininks

2:30-4:10 Three Concurrent Sessions (short talks) in Bruininks
4:10-6:00 Free time
6:00-7:30 Reception- light refreshments at The Commons
Sponsored by Pearson Pearson logo 2016.png

Saturday- July 22
6:15 - 5K "Fun" run
8:30 -9:30 Two Concurrent Hot Topics

220 Bruininks
Metacognitive Regulation: How Undergraduate Students Evaluate and Adjust their Approaches to Learning in Biology
Julie Stanton.jpgJulie Dangremond Stanton*, University of Georgia

230 Bruininks
Assessing the mechanisms that improve student performance in Flipped and Non-Flipped Classrooms of Introductory Biology: A Multi-year study
Jamie Jensen.jpgJamie Jensen*, Brigham Young University, Emily Holt.jpg Emily Holt, University of Northern Colorado;
Heath Ogden, Utah Valley University; Jacob Sowards, Brigham Young University

9:50-11:30 Three Concurrent Sessions (short talks)
11:30-12:30 Poster Session 1- #1-52 Even ; second floor white boards & 312 & 330
12:30- LUNCH
1:15-2:15 Roundtable discussions in multiple rooms
2:20-4:00 Three Concurrent Sessions (short talks)
4:15-5:15 Poster sessions 1-52- odd
5:15-6:15 Special Interest Groups meet OR Free Time
6:30 Reception & Banquet at The Commons Ballroom
Sponsored by McGraw-Hill
Sunday- July 23
8:00 Business Meeting in Bruininks 220 - all welcome
9:10 Three Concurrent Sessions (short talks)
Poster Session 2- even
Roundtable discussions over lunch time
Poster sessions 2-odd
4:00 Two Concurrent Long talks

Bruininks 220
What do you need to know to effectively implement active-learning instruction in large college biology classes?
An expert-novice approach to address this critical question

AJ Auerbach.pngAnna Jo Auerbach*, University of Georgia; Tessa Andrews.jpgTessa Andrews, University of Georgia

Bruininks 230
Challenging Notions of Stable Cognitive Construal-based Thinking in Undergraduate Biology Students
julia Gouvea.jpgJulia Gouvea*, Tufts University; Matt Simon.2.jpgMatthew Simon, Tufts University

5 pm- Adjourn

Detailed Agenda & Participant list
Participant list



Round Tables

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 group.
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)