SABER

National Meeting 2012


July 12-15, 2012
Univ. Minnesota- Twin Cities

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Meeting location **Weather in Minneapolis**

University of Minnesota campus
Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS)
222 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

walking directions from hotel to STSS
detailed directions on next web page.

165 participants at SABER 2012- see map below to find out which colleges and universities sent participants.
84 full-time faculty
27 part-time faculty or Post-docs
28 graduate students
6 undergraduates
13 other ( publishers, administrators, etc)



SABER is supported by a RCN-UBE grant from the NSFNSF_head.gif
162 people have signed up for SABER 2012


AGENDA
Thursday at 4pm to Sunday at Noon

Schedule of speakers- 50 talks

Poster Titles and Numbers- 53 posters
40 wide x 32 high

Abstracts- 103 abstracts

Participant list- 165 participants



Thursday July 12, 2012

3:00-5:30 pm Registration in 220 STSS (map of campus below)

4:00-5:30 Welcome and Keynote Address

Science Faculty with Educational Specialties-current status and future pathways
Kathy Williams, SDSU

5:30 -7:30 Reception in Wiesman Art Museum
Reception will include beer, white wine and appetizers
two drink tickets are provided by the sponsor
Reception sponsored by Pearson Publishing
Picture 2.png Weisman Art Museum- across from STSS
Dinner on your own- see below a list of restaurants in area- particularly Dinky Town

Friday July 13, 2011

all sessions in Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)

Breakfast on your own
Coffee and Tea will be provided each morning
9:00--10:30 3 Concurrent Research Talk sessions
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00 -12:30 3 Concurrent Research Talk sessions
12:30-2:30 lunch(pick up box lunches)
Sponsored by SimBio
Post-doc, graduate student lunch time discussion in STSS room 530A

2:30-4:30 poster session-
posters are presented BOTH days ( per requests from last year)
2:30-3:30 even numbered posters
3:30-4:30 odd numbered posters

Banquet at the Holiday Inn Metrodome
6-7 pm reception-
Reception and Dinner sponsored by McGraw-Hill
7-10 pm sit down dinner

Saturday July 14, 2012
all sessions in Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)

Breakfast on your own
Coffee and Tea will be provided each morning
9:00-10:30 3 Concurrent Research Talk sessions
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 3 Concurrent Research Talk sessions
12:30-2:30 Lunch (pick up box lunches)

2:30-4:30 poster session
posters are presented BOTH days ( per requests from last year)
2:30-3:30 even numbered posters
3:30-4:30 odd numbered posters

Dinner on your own

Sunday July 15, 2012

all sessions in Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)

Breakfast on your own
9:00- 10:00 am Business meeting in STSS
10:00-10:30 break
10:30-12:00 Concluding Keynote
A Report from the National Research Council on Discipline-based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering
Susan R. Singer, Marcy Osgood and William Wood

12:00 pick up box lunches

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.

REGISTRATION
Registration includes
3 box lunches, reception/appetizers on Thursday and Banquet on Friday
plus registration materials.


Early Bird Reg
till June 12, 2012
Regular Registration
June 12 --- July 12
SABER members


Faculty-full time
and Administrators
$150
$190
Faculty- part-time, Post-Docs
$ 80
$110
Graduate students
$50
$ 75
Undergraduates
free




Non-SABER members


Faculty-full time
and Administrators
$200
$240
Faculty-part time, Post-Docs
$130
$160
Graduate students
$75
$110
Undergraduate
free
free

REGISTRATION

1. START at 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. DO NOT START with PayPal- this is only for payment and is NOT the official registration

registration until June 12



Travel Awards for Post-Docs and Graduate students

SABER will be able to offer 25 travel awards of up to $500 for qualified Post-docs and Graduate students
Please submit your travel request at this web link.
Submissions due by May 15. Acceptance notice by May 20.

Accommodations:


Conference Hotel
**Holiday Inn Metrodome**
1500 Washington Avenue S.
Minneapolis. MN 55454
www.metrodome.com
(612) 333-4646
or 877-531-2703

Room rates are $125. There is a block of 75 rooms reserved until June 20
Use this web site to register for your room.
Holiday Inn on-line registration site.

You may also call and talk to a person--ask for group code SAB-
Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research

map for hotel
walking directions from hotel to STSS
detailed directions on next web page.

There are also many other hotels in the area.

RESTAURANTS in area
NOTEColman Student Union building closed on Weekend.
The closest Starbucks in at University Hotel- 615 Washington Ave- 4 blocks east of STSS- open on weekends.
map tto show restaurants and coffee shops in the area
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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
external image pdf.png [[file/view/umn_tc_minneapolis_map.pdf|umn_tc_minneapolis_map.pdf]]

Google Map of hotel, LIght Rail stop and STSS building