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, 2018 semester, DBER will be held on Mondays from 4-5 pm in Porter Bio 121.


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


To receive notifications of DBER events and emails from the DBER community, you can:

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Request subscription via email by sending an email to: csl@colorado.edu


2018 Spring DBER Schedule:

Oct 1 Valerie Otero, Ali Oran, Rob Stubbs & Mike Klymkowsky
(School of Education, Institutional Research @ CU, & Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology)

Presentation File: Introduction to DBER, Fall, 2018

Oct 8 Steve Pollock & Bethany Wilcox
  Presentation File: CU Physics Dept. Education Ecology
Oct 15 Jia Shi 
(Integrative Physiology)
  Presentation File: CU Integrative Physiology Dept.
Oct 22 Robert Parson & Susan Hendrikson 

Presentation File: CU Chemistry Dept.

Oct 29 Elle Boese
(Computer Science)
Map to unique meeting location for the 29th (Gold A1B60)  
Nov 5 Anne Dougherty & Silvia Chang 
(Applied Mathematics)
Nov 12 David Budd & Leilani Arthur
  Presentation File: CU Geology Dept.
Nov 19 No DBER Meeting
Nov 26 Jeff Writer & Julie Andrews
(CU Teach and the new STEM ED certificate program)
Unique Location: GOLD (MCDB) A2B60 Presentation File: CU Teach STEM-ED Certificate
Dec 3 Andy Martin et al
Dec 10 End of semester social gathering


Archive of Past DBER Seminars