The first annual meeting of SABER

July 29-31, 2011 University of Minnesota East campus


"Show me the Data!"

Meeting Report
155 attendees
20 graduate students 20 post-docs/part-time faculty 4 book publishers 111 full-time faculty
42 Research talks
50 Posters presented
Tentative date for 2012: July 12-15, 2012
Tentative Location: University of Minnesota

Map of participants attending SABER 2011

Meeting location **Weather in Minneapolis**
University of Minnesota campus
Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS)
222 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
ALERT-- Washington ave is CLOSED to all car traffic on the East Campus-- they are putting light rail tracks!
There is a very big garage next to the Holiday Inn and you can walk to campus from there
see walking directions on next web page

AGENDA pdf file posted below

Friday July 29, 2011

3:00-8:00 pm Registration in 220 STSS (map of campus below)

5:30 pm Welcome in Auditorium 220

6:00-7:00 Keynote Address by Dr. Carl Wieman

7:30 Reception and Dinner in the Faculty Club- Coffman Union (across the street)
Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Publishing

Saturday July 30, 2011

all sessions in Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)
set up posters at 8:00am
Breakfast on your own
8:30-10:00 opening talks in STSS 220
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Research Talks in 312, 320, 412, 220
12:00 pick up box lunches
12:00-1:30 Lunch
Sponsored by WH Freeman

1:30-3:00 Workshops (4) and talks
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15 -4:45 Research Talks in 312, 320, 412, 220
5:00-6:30 poster sessions A (odd #) & B (even #) 45 min/group
7:00 Reception and Dinner in Faculty Club at Coffman Union
Reception sponsored by Pearson

Sunday July 31, 2011

Breakfast on your own
8 - 9am Business meeting in STSS auditorium 220
9:00-10:30 Research talks 312, 320, 412, 220
10:30-11:00 break
11:00-12:00 Concluding talk by Dr. Scott Freeman- "Evidence-based teaching in introductory biology."
STSS auditorium 220
12:00 pick up box lunches outside of rm 312

If you do not have to fly out immediately, we will keep some rooms available so that people can
continue to build collaborations and plan research projects.

Pdf file of abstracts for talks

Pdf file of abstracts for posters

Participant list

Meeting Information

155 people registered for meeting from 99 different colleges
42 talks scheduled
50 posters to be presented

There are currently 253 officially registered members of SABER

Registration includes
2 box lunches and
Dinner Friday and Saturday night plus registration materials.

Early Bird Reg
till July 5, 2011
Regular Registration
July 6 --- July 22
SABER members

Faculty-full time
and Administrators
Faculty- part-time, Post-Docs
$ 75
Graduate students
$ 75

Non-SABER members

Faculty-full time
and Administrators
Faculty-part time, Post-Docs
Graduate students


1. Go to this link to register. Print out last page of registration as your temporary receipt
2. Return to this page for Pay Pal Payment option.
a. pay by check - send to address below
b. Use Pay Pal. You do not need a PayPal account- Pay Pal can take your credit card.

3. Registration Receipt will be available at the meeting when you check-in
Send checks to
% M.P. Wenderoth
Box 355320, Biology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195


Must mention SABER - Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research to get conference rate.
group code is SAB

**Holiday Inn Metrodome**
1500 Washington Avenue S.
Minneapolis. MN 55454
(612) 333-4646
or 877-531-2703
ask for group code SAB-
Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research
room rates are $110. There is a block of 100 rooms reserved
map for hotel
walking directions from hotel to STSS
detailed directions on next web page.

Travel plans

MSP - Minneapolis International Airport
Light rail from airport to Metrodome- shuttle to hotel or walk.
light rail takes about 15 minutes- get off at Metrodome

Map of Univ. Minnesota campus
Map of campus with STSS building highlighted.
Map of whole campus

Google Map of hotel, LIght Rail stop and STSS building

Submit an ABSTRACT
Dates: March 1- April 1
word limit: 500 words