klymkowsky and nobel laureate at dber related eventDBER is a weekly Seminar Series that emphasizes discipline-based STEM education research. It is a forum for faculty, staff, researchers, and students interested in education research and course transformation to share their ideas and get feedback on their work.

DBER is multi-disciplinary. These seminars bring together faculty and graduate students from roughly 45 different programs and departments across four schools/colleges. The average attendance is more than 20 people. In addition to being intellectually rich, these meetings also serve to create community among the many STEM education researchers on campus. All are welcome to attend.


For the Fall 2017 semester, DBER will be held on Wednesdays from 3-4 pm in Porter Bio B121.


For questions about DBER, to suggest a speaker, or to inquire about presenting yourself, please contact Becca Ciancanelli @ rebecca.ciancanelli@colorado.edu.


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2017 Fall DBER Schedule:

Sep 6 Whole Group
Community conversation, small group work on setting norms and best practices  
Sep 13 Allie Lau, Melissa Dancy
Development of Faculty Online Learning Communities
Sep 20 Sarah Wise, Joel Corbo, Gina Quan
DAT (with sister project partners from CSU)  
Sep 27 Valerie Otero
History of the Reform of Science  
Oct 4 CSL Symposium, 3pm - 7 pm, UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom.
Oct 11 Viktoriya Olinynyk
Data-based course design for MOOCs  
Oct 16 or 17 TBD Dr. Saundra McGuire
Guest speaker on ODECE  
Oct 25 Adam Young, Dr. Alice Healy
Cognitive Psychology, Raising Awareness of the Benefits of Self-Testing in Students  
Oct 27 Pilar Ossario
Talk in ATLAS 100. 4:30-6:00 pm, with reception afterwards. Click here for bio.  
Nov 1 Mike Klymkowsky
Designing 3D questions for coreBio/Biofundamentals and beSocratic  
Nov 8 Ashley Rowland, (Lisa Corwin)
The role of disciplinary interest and career goals in biology student success.  
Nov 15 Megan Littrell-Baez, (PI Anne Gold)
Engaging Secondary Students in Science through Videography  
Nov 22 NO DBER - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29 Julian Martins
How does Off Task Behavior Influence Learning  
Dec 6 Dan Cole, Jay Kroll
TIGER TAR projects - Impact of SASC's physics co-seminar on student beliefs about science; Effects of Gender and Sexuality on Ability Uncertainty and Social Belonging in General Chemistry  
Dec 13 Shaw Ketels
Efficient & effective assessment & evaluation.  


Archive of Past DBER Seminars