klymkowsky and nobel laureate at dber related eventDBER is a monthly 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.

Time of day and Location:

For the Spring, 2020 semester, DBER will be held from 3:30-5:00 pm in Porter Bio 121.

(see schedule, below, for dates)


For questions about DBER, to suggest a speaker, or to inquire about presenting yourself, please contact Mike Klymkowsky at: michael.klymkowsky@colorado.edu, or Valerie Otero at: valerie.otero@colorado.edu.


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2020 Spring DBER Schedule:

Jan 13 Beth Myers, Ken Anderson (Office of Undergraduate Education)
Predictive Analytics to Enhance Student Success


Jan 20 Ed Nuhfer (Geoscience)

Measures of science literacy in Universities & their relevance to learning, reasoning & metacognitive self-assessment

Feb 3 TBA
Course Transormation and Its Challenges and Benefits


Feb 17 Pamela Harvey & CLUE-esters
Mar 2 Michelle Smith (Cornell University)
Mar 9 Melanie Peffer (MCDB/ICS)
Mar 16 Sabina Schill, Dana Holland Zahner 
Talking About Leaving - Revisited  
Apr 6 Melissa A Nigro (ATOC)
Using Project-Based Learning to Achieve Skill-Based Learning Goals in an Introductory-Level Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Course  
Apr 20 Becca Ciancanelli and ASSETT
Innovation Incubator Teams

The College of Arts and Sciences and ASSETT are sponsoring an initiative to promote active, engaging, and experiential learning through the use of technology. The Innovation Incubator is funding four multi-year projects that involve students, faculty, and staff across the divisions of Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

This session will include an overview of the four projects, as well as recruitment of faculty participants to test the new technologies in the Spring 2020 semester. Check out the four project descriptions here: innovation-incubator.



Archive of Past DBER Seminars