DBER STEM Education Seminar

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Spring 2023
Date Speakers Title Meeting Link
Feb. 2 Crystal Uminski Do undergraduate science exams test science practices? Bessey 109 or via Zoom
Feb. 9 Journal Club Cultural identity central to Native American persistence in science Zoom
Feb. 16 Catherine Berdanier Like Solving a Puzzle without Knowing the Picture: Characterizing Doctoral Engineering Attrition, Persistence, and Thriving City Union, Ubuntu Room or via Zoom
Feb. 23 Journal Club TBD Zoom
March 2 Trisha Vickrey TBD Bessey 109 or via Zoom
March 9 Journal Club TBD Zoom
March 16 Spring Break No Seminar
March 23 Elizabeth Hasseler A multiple case study on school districts' programmatic approach to integrating engineering and science instruction Bessey 109 or viaZoom
March 30 Journal Club TBD Zoom
April 6 Seminar TBD Bessey 109 or via Zoom
April 13 Journal Club TBD Zoom
April 20 Ben Motz Terracotta Zoom
April 27 Journal Club TBD Zoom
May 4 Seminar TBD Bessey 109 or via Zoom

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Fall 2022
Date Speakers Title Meeting Link
Sept. 1 Ashley Rowland The Codon Learning Study Path: A Tool to Promote Student Use of Self-Regulated Learning Strategies Bessey 109 or via Zoom
Sept. 8 Journal Club A low-cost approach for rapidly creating demonstration models for hands-on learning. European Journal of Engineering Education Zoom
Sept. 15 Deepak Keshwani reFEWSing to give-up: Reflections on a multi-year effort to develop research-based educational video games on agroecosystem sustainability and systems-thinking Bessey 109 or via Zoom
Sept. 22 Journal Club Successfully facilitating initiation of industry engagement in activities which involve students in engineering education, through social capital Zoom
Sept. 29 Jessica Deters Investigating Student Experiences of Engineering Culture During COVID-19: A Comparative Case Study Bessey 109 or via Zoom
Oct. 6 Journal Club Design, discover, and decipher: student-developed escape rooms in the virtual ecology classroom Zoom
Oct. 13 Grace Panther & Yashin Brijmohan Trials and tribulations of deductive qualitative analysis: Adaptability of university engineering instructors’ during COVID-19 Bessey 109 or via Zoom
Oct. 20 Journal Club Smartness in engineering: Beliefs of undergraduate engineering students Zoom
Oct. 27 Dana Kirkwood-Watts Search Strategies: Information seeking behaviors of undergraduate biology students Bessey 109 or via Zoom
Nov. 3 Journal Club Examining interests and goals as predictors of gender differences in engineers' pursuit of managerial roles Zoom
Nov. 10 Jemal Halkiyo, Arizona State University Enhancing the Equity and Inclusivity of Engineering Education for Diverse Learners through an Innovative Instructional Design, Delivery, and Evaluation: International Students in Focus Zoom
Nov. 17 Journal Club What makes a good engineering lecturer? Students put their thoughts into writing Zoom
Dec. 1 Anum Khushal & Lyrica Lucas Development of the Quantitative Modeling Observation Protocol (QMOP) for Undergraduate Biology Courses: Validity Evidence for Score Interpretation and Uses Bessey 109 or via Zoom

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Spring 2022
Date Speakers Title Meeting Link
Jan. 27 Alena Moon Seminar: An exploration of chemistry students’ conceptions of light and light-matter interactions in the context of fundamental experiments Zoom
Feb. 3 Journal Club Jackson, J. K., Mejia, J. A., Holmes, M. H., & Stoiko, R. R. (2016, June). Dialogues Toward Gender Equity: Engaging Engineering Faculty to Promote an Inclusive Department Climate. In 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Zoom
Feb. 10 Heidi Diefes-Dux and Morgan McArthur Seminar: VR/AR Modules in Architectural Engineering to Improve Engagement, Self-Efficacy, and Retention Zoom
Feb. 17 Journal Club Wass, R., Anderson, V., Rabello, R., Golding, C., Rangi, A., & Eteuati, E. (2020). Photovoice as a research method for higher education research. Higher Education Research & Development, 39(4), 834-850. Zoom
Feb. 24 Heather Akin Seminar: Publics’ Perceptions of Controversial Science Issues – What Does Media Research Tell Us? Zoom
March 3 Journal Club Basgier, C., & Simpson, A. (2020). Trouble and transformation in higher education: Identifying threshold concepts through faculty narratives about teaching writing. Studies in Higher Education, 45(9), 1906-1918. Zoom
March 10 Michelle Smith What are undergraduate students learning and experiencing in field courses? 3:30 p.m. School of Biological Sciences Seminar Zoom password: sbsseminar
March 24 Bryan Dewsbury A chance at birth - Faculty reflections on their social positioning in higher education classrooms In person in Bessey 109 or via Zoom
April 7 Journal Club Edwards, B. I., & Cheok, A. D. (2018). Why not robot teachers: artificial intelligence for addressing teacher shortage. Applied Artificial Intelligence, 32(4), 345-360. Zoom
April 21 Elizabeth Lewis, Lyrica Lucas, Brandon Helding, Amy Tankersley, Elizabeth Hasseler, Ana Rivero & Dale Baker Discourse in Inquiry Science Classrooms (DiISC) Version 2.0: Developing a Validity Argument for a Secondary Science Classroom Observation Instrument In person in Bessey 109 or via Zoom
April 28 Changsoo Song Automated Data Analysis of STEM Education Interventions with DBERlibR Zoom
May 5 Luanna Prevost The influence of question features in revealing student thinking in biology 3:30 p.m. School of Biological Sciences Seminar Zoom password: sbsseminar

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Fall 2021
DateSpeakersTitleMore Information
Sept. 2 Logan Perry Seminar: A Multi-Case Study on the Transfer of Engineering Learning Between Capstone and Work
Sept. 9 Journal Club Dear STEM, It's Time for Some Identity Work
Sept. 16 Ryan Bockman Seminar: Spatial Skills and Programming
Sept. 23 Journal Club Principles for Developing Competency-Based Education Programs
Sept. 30 Markeya Peteranetz and Leen-Kiat Soh Seminar: Development and Validation of the Computational Thinking Concepts and Skills Test
Oct. 7 Journal Club Sustaining Communities of Practice Focused on STEM Reform
Oct. 14 Mojtaba Khajeloo An Overview of My Research Experiences at the University of Missouri: Reformed Based Education Practices, System Thinking, and Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education
Oct. 21 Journal Club Faculty still harbor concerns about teaching STEM courses online
Nov. 4 Journal Club Active learning: The importance of developing a comprehensive measure
Nov. 11 Yvonne Lai Seminar: Making Advanced Mathematics work for Secondary Teacher Education

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Spring 2021
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Feb. 4 Bonita Sharif Seminar: How gaze differs between natural text and source code
Feb. 11 Journal Club A Pandemic Crash Course: Learning to Teach Equitably in Synchronous Online Classes
Feb. 18 Julia McQuillan Seminar: Worlds of Connections: Can Network Science for Health attract new youth to health careers?
Feb. 25 Abeera Rehmat Seminar: Gateway to the Future: Computational Thinking in Education
March 4 Leen-Kiat Soh, Gwen Nugent, & Wendy Smith Seminar: AIR@NE: A K-8 Teacher Professional Development Program for Teaching Computer Science
March 11 Journal Club Understanding Conceptual Change and Science Learning through Educational Neuroscience
March 18 Nathan Wakefield & Rachel Funk Seminar: Promoting a Community of Practice in the Age of Social Distancing
March 25 Kyle Unruh, Chad Brassil, Casey Nugent Seminar: Potential of the Universal Data Platform for DBER at UNL
April 1 Allison Upchurch Seminar: Barriers to Online Formative Assessments in Undergraduate Biology Courses
April 8 Journal Club Posing Fundable Questions in Mathematics and Science Education
April 15 Amy Bennett Seminar: Adapting in space: How math instructors navigate active learning in a collaborative classroom

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Spring 2020
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Jan. 23 Wendy Smith Seminar: SEMINAL: An Updated Look at Understanding Departmental Transformation Efforts
Jan. 30 Journal Club The Impacts of Grades on Student Motivation
Feb. 6 Ale Magana Seminar: A Cognitive Apprenticeship Model for Promoting Model-Based Reasoning through Computational Modeling and Simulation Practices
Feb. 13 Journal Club Reducing the Racial Achievement Gap: A Social-Psychological Intervention
Fri. Feb. 28 Beth Lewis, Lyrica Lucas, Amy Tankersley, Elizabeth Hasseler Seminar: Critical Factors for Effective and Equitable NGSS Science Teaching Practices
March 5 Journal Club Why Do Women Opt Out? Sense of Belonging and Women’s Representation in Mathematics
March 12 Kelly Lane Seminar: Are we crossing the instructional chasm? The who, what, when, where, and why of faculty teaching networks

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Fall 2019
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Sep. 5 Journal Club I on the Prize: Inquiry Approaches in Undergraduate Mathematics
Sep. 12 Leo Taylor, The Ohio State University Workshop: Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Implicit Bias
Sep. 19 Journal Club A national experiment reveals where a growth mindset improves achievement
Sep. 26 Heidi Diefes-Dux Seminar: Reflection to improve student engagement
Oct. 3 Journal Club Beyond small, medium, or large: points of consideration when interpreting effect sizes
Oct. 10 Bob Hilborn Seminar: Results of the Physics and Astronomy new faculty workshops
Oct. 17 Journal Club Levers for Change
Oct. 24 Mark Griep Seminar: The sharing cycle of science learning: A method to connect college STEM courses with tribal community topics that enhance sovereignty
Oct. 31 Journal Club Evaluation of Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey
Nov. 7 Ray Reichenberg Seminar: Technology-enhanced Assessment: An Overview of Psychometric Challenges and Solutions
Nov. 14 Journal Club Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom
Dec. 5 Grace Panther Seminar: Engineering Education Research

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Spring 2019
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Jan. 17 Journal Club Teachers’ roles and identities in student-centered classrooms
Jan. 24 Anna Hiatt Pre-college Influences on Undergraduate Biology Education
Feb. 7 Anthony Chase How Do We Foster Appreciation for DBER on Our Campuses? - A Summary of Initiatives at the Undergraduate and Faculty Levels
Feb. 14 Journal Club: Zoe Falls The Prospect of an" A" in STEM Education
Feb. 21 Carrie Clark and Joe Dauer Seminar: Neural effects of modeling-based biology instruction
Feb. 28 Citlally Jimenez Seminar: Developing Frameworks to Describe Students' Use of Evidence
March 7 Chad Brassil Seminar: Study contracts help rescue initially low-performing students
March 14 Jim Houston and Gwen Nugent Seminar: Analysis of Coaching: What, why, and how?
March 28 Journal Club: Morgan Balabanoff A descriptive study of race and gender differences in how instructional style and perceived professor care influence decisions to major
April 4 Suzette Person Seminar: Teaching Visual Communications & Peer Feedback (in Software Engineering)
April 11 Journal Club: Lu Shi Reflections on barriers and drivers of instructional change in STEM departments at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
April 18 Arpi Siyahian Seminar: Overview of NUtech Ventures and Intellectual Property Commercialization

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Fall 2018
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Aug. 30 Journal Club Anatomy of STEM Teaching in North American Universities
Sep. 6 Elizabeth Lewis Setting Our Priorities for Science Teacher Certification: Focusing on Evidence for Effective Science Teaching
Sep. 13 Journal Club Journal Club
Sep. 20 Chris Moore Scaffolding expert-like problem-solving and reasoning in physics and physical science
Sep. 27 Journal Club When group work doesn’t work: Insights from students
Oct. 11 Journal Club Effect of Teaching Metacognitive Learning Strategies on Performance in General Chemistry Courses
Oct. 18 Alena Moon Initial efforts to develop and refine an argumentation task in organic chemistry
Oct. 25 Amy Goodburn Visioning Priorities for the Center for Transformative Teaching
Nov. 1 Michelle Howell 3-Dimensional models reduce biochemistry learning gaps
Nov. 8 Journal Club Development of a coding rubric to characterize teaching beliefs of novice chemistry faculty at research-intensive institutions
Nov. 15 Tareq Daher Exploring Faculty Experiences with COPUS: Strategies for Improving Student Learning
Nov. 29 Wendy Smith SEMINAL: Preliminary Findings from Departmental Transformations
Dec. 6 Journal Club Students Who Fail to Achieve Predefined Research Goals May Still Experience Many Positive Outcomes as a Result of CURE Participation

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Spring 2018
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Jan. 25 Kevin Lee Experiences as an NSF Rotator
Feb. 1 Mary Durham Investigating agreement between students, instructors, and observers regarding frequencies of Scientific Teaching practices using the Measurement Instrument for Scientific Teaching for Observers (MISTO)
Feb. 8 Gwen Bachman Working with honors students
Feb. 15 Erica Miller Enacting High Cognitive Demand Examples: Exploring What Teachers Might Need to Know and Do Digital Commons
Feb. 22 Neal Bryan CIRTL Network
March 1 Wendy Smith (Moderator) DBER Town Hall
March 15 Doug Golick Engaging Undergraduates in Citizen Science with Pollinators to Enhance Conservation Knowledge, Biological Systems Thinking, and Community Engagement
March 29 Alisa Gilmore Blended Learning at a Distance
April 5 Tomas Helikar Computational modeling, simulations, and technology as a learning tool in life sciences education
April 12 Clark Coffman Interrupting the Forgetting Curve: Strategies for Sustaining Student Learning and Performance Across a Curriculum

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Fall 2017
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Aug. 31 Tony Albano Examining the effectiveness of collaborative assessment development in higher education
Sep. 7 Sydney Brown Using technology with instructional methods
Sep. 14 Leen-Kiat Soh Investigating differences in wiki-based collaborative activities between student engagement profiles in computer science education
Sep. 21 Presentacion Rivera Measuring the cognitive demands of problems in undergraduate electrical engineering courses
Sep. 28 Wendy Smith Student engagement in mathematics through an institutional network for active learning
Oct. 5 Lee D. Miller and Leen-Kiat Soh Automatic evaluation of unstructured text in essay-style questions using IBM's Watson AP
Oct. 12 Ashu Guru Emerging technologies and non-traditional teaching methods
Oct. 19 John Sangster “Small Teaching” strategies for big impacts to learning outcomes, not your prep and grading time
Oct. 26 Kati Brazeal Investigating how instructors can implement formative assessments to ensure student buy-in and utilization that supports learning Digital Commons
Nov. 2 Alexandra Twyman Spatial development
Nov. 9 Elizabeth Lewis Beginning science teachers' subject matter knowledge, misconceptions, and emerging inquiry-based teaching practices Digital Commons
Nov. 16 Joshua Lowe Design pedagogy and creativity
Nov. 30 DBER Group End-of-Year Social

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Spring 2017
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Fri. Jan. 20 Amanda Sorensen Building public science literacy to foster ecological resilience: Higher education, citizen science, and stewardship
Fri. Jan. 27 Mark Griep Mini-Symposium: Best practices for REU programs and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Digital Commons
Feb. 2 Julia McQuillan The potential scientist’s dilemma: How the Masculine Framing of Science Shapes Friendships and Science Job Aspiration Digital Commons
Feb. 9 Presentacion Rivera Self-regulated learning in engineering labs Digital Commons
Feb. 16 Elvira Abrica Thank God I'm Mexican: Cognitive racial reappraisal strategies of Latino engineering students Digital Commons
Feb. 23 Arefeh Mohammadi A case study of the variables for women's success in engineering and computing Digital Commons
March 2 Brian Couch Knowing what students know: How question formats differ in their abilities to reveal student thinking Digital Commons
March 9 Mindy Anderson-Knott Social and behavioral science research support at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Digital Commons
March 16 Sarah Spier Assessing evolutionary reasoning of introductory biology students Digital Commons
March 30 John Sangster Creating and managing successful student groups for class work Digital Commons
April 6 Brian Waters A DBER approach to writing to learn Digital Commons
April 13 Wendy Smith Undergraduate SEMINAL grant

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Fall 2016
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Sep. 1 Stephen Cooper Spatial skills training and introductory computing Digital Commons
Sep. 8 Joe Dauer Model building versus model investigation
Sep. 15 Presentacion Rivera and Lance Perez Problem solving in engineering
Sep. 29 Mark E. Burbach Improving science student retention: A survey tool to measure first-year students' likelihood to remain at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Digital Commons
Oct. 6 Jenny Dauer Teaching and research in SCIL 101: Science and decision-making for a complex world Digital Commons
Oct. 13 Joanna K. Hubbard Clicker use in introductory biology: Impacts on exam performance Digital Commons
Oct. 20 Jordan Harshman Benefits of using R for DBER Digital Commons
Oct. 27 Wendy Smith Collegiate Active Learning Calculus Survey (CALCS): Adapting an instrument and using results Digital Commons
Nov. 3 Tina Vo Exploring elementary teachers' model-based science instruction about water: A three year longitudinal multi-case study
Nov. 10 Randa Jabbour Making classroom connections between farmers and students
Fri. Nov. 17 Douglas Golick and Jenny Dauer Citizen science & science literacy

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Spring 2016
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Jan. 28 Paul Royster and Sue Ann Gardner Author Rights Digital Commons
Feb. 4 Yvonne Lai K-12 and College Math Education Research Informs Comprehensive Approach to Course Transformation Digital Commons
Feb. 11 Jennifer Thoegerson and Andrea Dinkelman Data Managment and Research Impact Digital Commons
Feb. 18 Elizabeth Lewis and Jia Liu A Case of High School Earth and Space Science Education in the Great Plains Digital Commons
Feb. 25 Matthew Patton and Leilani Arthurs Student-Teacher Affect in STEM College Course Transformation Digital Commons
March 3 Nathan Wakefield Enriching Student's Online Experience in Pre-Calculus Courses: Hints and Cognitive Supports Digital Commons
March 10 David Gosselin Remember EMBeRS: Model-based Reasoning, Collaborative Teams and Much More! Digital Commons
March 17 Lawrence Scharmann A Retrospective on Student Learning and Acceptance of Evolutionary Science Digital Commons
March 31 Tareq Daher, Jiajia Chen, and Jeyam Subbiah Just-in-Time Teaching in a Flipped Undergraduate Biological Systems Engineering Course Digital Commons
April 7 Bailey Kreager and Leilani Arthurs Using Interactive Engagement Strategies to Enhance Learning in College Science Courses Digital Commons
April 14 Mary Durham, Jenny Knight, and Brian Couch The Scientific Teaching Practices Survey for Undergraduate STEM Courses Digital Commons
April 21 Douglas Duncan Put Away Your Phone and Learn! How technology engages or disengages students and… When it is good that your students are confused Digital Commons

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Fall 2015
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Sep. 3 Leen-Kiat Soh and Duane Shell Integrating Computational Creativity Exercises into Classes Digital Commons
Sep. 10 Jon Velasco and Marilyne Stains Instrument for Observing Lab TAs Approach to Teaching
Sep. 17 Wendy Smith NebraskaMATH: Sharing Findings from a Statewide Partnership Digital Commons
Sep. 24 Arefeh Mohammadi Contextualized STEM Education and Training through Advanced Visualization
Oct. 1 Christina Yao International Students in Their Own Country: Motivation of Vietnamese Graduate Students to Attend Vietnamese-German University Digital Commons
Oct. 8 Kati Brazeal and Brian Couch Student Perceptions of Formative Assessments
Oct. 15 Heather Bergan-Roller and Nicholas Galt Research-driven Facilitation of Systems Thinking with Computational Models in Life Sciences Education Digital Commons
Oct. 22 Heather Bergan-Roller and Nicholas Galt Research-driven Facilitation of Systems Thinking with Computational Models in Life Sciences Education Digital Commons
Oct. 29 Duane Shell and Leen-Kiat Soh Understanding Student Motivation and Strategic Engagement in Computer Science and STEM Courses Digital Commons
Nov. 5 Erica DeFrain Testing Assumptions of Interactive and Active Learning: An Evaluation of Tools for Online Information Literacy Instruction
Nov. 12 Wayne Babchuck Grounded Theory's Contested Family of Methods: Historical and Contemporary Applications Digital Commons
Dec. 3 Tessa Andrews Biology Education Research

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Spring 2015
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Jan. 29 Julie Thomas Vehicles on the Road to Reform Digital Commons
Feb. 5 Judy Diamond Engaging Teenagers in Science with Comics Digital Commons
Feb. 12 Julie Thomas Climate change skeptics teach climate literacy? A content analysis of children’s books Digital Commons
Feb. 19 Lorna Dawes Library Services for the DBER Group Digital Commons
Feb. 26 Trisha Hill and Julia McQuillan Is It Still Science If You Don't Call It Science? Digital Commons
March 5 Anthony Albano Introduction to Educational Measurement Digital Commons
March 12 Brian Couch Conceptual Assessment in Molecular Biology
March 19 Gwen Nugent The Effectiveness of E-Coaching in Rural Science Classroms Digital Commons
April 2 Marilyne Stains The Best of Both Worlds: Building on the COPUS and RTOP Observation Protocols to Easily and Reliably Measure Various Levels of Reformed Teaching Practice
April 9 Wendy Smith Transforming Precalculus Instruction: Evidence-Based Course Design Digital Commons
April 16 Nathan Wakefield The Effects of an Early Intervention Mastery Activity in the Mathematics Department Digital Commons

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Fall 2014
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Sep. 4 Dennis Molfese Center for Brain Biology and Behavior Digital Commons
Sep. 11 Laura Zangori Third-Grade Students' Engagement with Systems Modeling for Plant Life Digital Commons
Sep. 18 Jaime Sabel and Cory Forbes Pre-service Teachers' Use of Content Knowledge to Inform Formative Assessment Strategies in an Integrated Life Sciences Methods Course Digital Commons
Sep. 25 Tonia Durden Gaps and Opportunities: STEM and Early Childhood Education Digital Commons
Oct. 2 Tareq Daher An Investigation of the SOAR Study Strategy for Learning from Multiple Online Resources Digital Commons
Oct. 9 Jolene Smyth Using Survey Methodology to Improve Surveys Related to Science and Engineering Digital Commons
Oct. 16 Nathan Rossman, Anil Giri, Noelle Hart, and Victoria Chraibi Water management role-playing game as an interactive teaching tool for increased understanding and communication among stakeholder groups in the central Nebraska Platte River valley Digital Commons
Oct. 23 David Brooks and Khalid Sayood The Mindful Learning Model Digital Commons
Nov. 6 Chris Mead The Development of a Valid and Reliable Biogeochemistry Concept Inventory Digital Commons
Nov. 13 Ryan Anderson, Shiyuan Wang, Dr. Lisa Pytlik Zillig, and Kevin L Interactive Usage of Demonstration Videos: An Experimental Evaluation Digital Commons
Nov. 20 Jon Garbisch The Cedar Point Experience, 40 Years of Field Based, Experiential Learning Digital Commons

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Spring 2014
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Jan. 23 Olha Ketsman Student Retention in STEM: Exploration of the Gender Gap Digital Commons
Jan. 30 Gwen Nugent, Gina Kuntz, and James Houston Coaching Science Inquiry
Feb. 6 Donald Lee Slowly Rolling Over a Genetics Classroom Digital Commons
Feb. 13 Stephanie Wessels Science as a Second Language Digital Commons
Feb. 20 Kathleen Wilson iContact: Digital Feedback Offered and Used (or not!) in a Clinical Graduate Course Digital Commons
Feb. 27 Chad Brassil Learning Catalytics Workshop Digital Commons
March 6 Joseph Dauer Systems Thinking with Biology Models Digital Commons
March 13 David Shelton and Steven Roadie Stormwater Management in Nebraska: Integrating Education, Extension, and Research Digital Commons
March 20 Cory Forbes Development of an Empirically-based Learning Performances Framework for 3rd-grade Students' Model-based Explanations about Water Digital Commons
April 3 Walter Stroup Data Connections RETA DBER, Quality Improvement in Education and Statistical Modeling Digital Commons
April 10 Douglas Golick Pollination Education
April 17 Dennis Molfese Brain Science & STEM Learning Digital Commons

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Fall 2013
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Sep. 5 Jenny Dauer Transformations in Matter and Energy: Student Learning and Inquiry to Inform Teaching Digital Commons
Sep. 12 Lauren Gatti The Power of Disciplinary Aims in Learning to Teach English Digital Commons
Sep. 19 Ruth Heaton, Wendy Smith, and Traci Kutaka Creating Interdisciplinary Collaborations to Support and Understand Mathematics Teaching and Learning Digital Commons
Sep. 26 Tiffany Heng-Moss and John Osterman UNL Life Sciences Initiative Digital Commons
Oct. 3 Michael Dodd The influence of action on memory performance: When does it help you, when does it hurt you Digital Commons
Oct. 10 Devasmita Chakraverty An Examination of How Women and Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minorities Experience Barriers in Biomedical Research and Medical Programs Digital Commons
Oct. 17 Elizabeth Lewis, Aaron Musson, and Jia Lu Educating Highly Qualified Science Teachers Digital Commons
Oct. 24 Travis Lund Question Order Effects on a General Chemistry Concept Inventory Digital Commons
Oct. 31 Julie Albrecth Food Safety Education for Hispanic and Native American Audiences Using the Conceptual Change Model Digital Commons
Nov. 7 Douglas Duncan Put Your Phone Down Please: Digital Devices and Student Performance Digital Commons
Nov. 14 John Creswell Steps in Conducting Mixed Methods Research Digital Commons
Nov. 21 Krista Adams and Jennifer Melander ElemenTS: Elementary Teachers of Science -- Building Collaborations between Content and Pedagogy Communities Digital Commons

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Spring 2013
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Jan. 17 David Brooks Here's Why
Jan. 24 John Osterman and Tiffany Heng-Moss An Overview of the Life Sciences Curriculum Digital Commons
Jan. 31 Roger Bruning ThinkAboutIt: A Framework for Learner-Learner and Learner-Expert Interactions Digital Commons
Feb. 7 Anne Schutte The Influence of Perception on a Developmental Transition in Spatial Working Memory Digital Commons
Feb. 14 William Glider Highlights of the NSF Sponsored Introductory Biology Project (IBP) Conference Digital Commons
Feb. 28 Kathleen Wilson Inquiry-Based Formative Assessment for Improving Student Learning Digital Commons
March 7 Mark Burbach and Shannon Moncure Assessing Retention in Two Freshman Natural Resource Orientation Courses Digital Commons
March 14 Matthew Moffitt Understanding the Gap between Research and Practice: Chemistry Faculty's Awareness, Reported Implementation, and Perceived Difficulties in Implementing Evidence-Based Instructional Practices Digital Commons
March 28 Matthew Van Den Broeke Tornado Knowledge and Perceptions as an Influence on Safety Actions Taken: Preliminary Results Digital Commons
April 4 Lorraine Males Educative Supports for Teachers in Middle School Mathematics Curriculum Materials: What is Offered and How is It Expressed? Digital Commons
April 11 T. Jack Morris and Lisa M. PytlikZillig Teaching of Biology: Including ELSI Activities in the Introductory Biology Classroom Digital Commons

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Fall 2012
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Aug. 30 Jonathan Velasco Perceptions & Behavior on Chemistry Tutoring
Sep. 6 Frank Rack Climate Change Education: What Works and Why? Digital Commons
Sep. 13 Krista Adams Beginning Secondary Science Teachers PCK Digital Commons
Sep. 20 Julia Torquati Young Children's Understanding of Conservation Concepts Digital Commons
Sep. 27 Steve Harris, Anisa Angeletti, and John Osterman Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching Digital Commons
Oct. 4 Leilani Arthurs The National Academy of Sciences Workshop on Assessments in Science Courses: A Community Report Digital Commons
Oct. 11 Deblina Pakhira and Marilyne Stains Chemistry Faculty Use of Clickers
Oct. 25 Jenny Green Statistics Education Research Digital Commons
Nov. 1 Douglas Golick Insects as Teaching Tools Digital Commons
Nov. 8 Stephen Ducharme Nanoscience Outreach Digital Commons
Nov. 15 David Harwood & Leilani Arthurs The History and Impact of a College-Level Field-Based Course on Learner and Community Development Digital Commons
Nov. 29 Stacey Lowrey Bretz Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding & Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science & Engineering Digital Commons

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Spring 2012
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Tue. Jan. 17 Leilani Arthurs Development of a Concept Inventory Assessment: Example from Oceanography Digital Commons
Tue. Jan. 24 Mary Ann Holmes ADVANCing Women in STEM: Why We Need It, What We've Learned Digital Commons
Tue. Feb. 7 Jack Morris Report on the National Forum On Improving Undergraduate Education through Active Learning Spaces Digital Commons
Tue. Feb. 14 Jon Pederson and Tiffany Heng-Moss NebraskaSCIENCE Digital Commons
Tue. Feb. 21 Krista Adams Beginning Chemistry Teachers: A Longitudinal Study of the Triplet Relationship Digital Commons
Tue. Feb. 28 Mark Griep Studies on the Relationship between High School Preparation and Performance in College General Chemistry Digital Commons
Tue. March 6 Elizabeth Lewis Conducting Educational Research with Secondary Science Teachers
Tue. March 13 Kevin Lee Web-Based Assessment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Promise & Challenges Digital Commons
Tue. March 27 Douglas Kauffman and Duane Shell The Unified Learning Model: How motivational, cognitive, and neurobiological sciences inform best teaching practices Digital Commons
Tue. April 3 Paul Savory Peer Review of Teaching Project Digital Commons
Tue. April 10 Sue Ellen DeChenne Preparing STEM Graduate Teaching Assistants to Teach Digital Commons
Tue. April 17 Marilyne Stains Evaluating the Level of Inquiry of Laboratory Experiments Published in Peer-Reviewed Science Education Journals

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Fall 2011
Date Speakers Title Presentation Link
Introduction Leilani Arthurs Framework for Discipline-Based Education Research Digital Commons
Mon. Oct. 24 Leilani Arthurs & Marilyne Stains Organizational Meeting: Vision & Purpose, Options, Scheduling Digital Commons
Mon. Oct. 31 Marilyne Stains Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education Practices
Wed. Nov. 9 Jonathan Velasco Chemistry Tutoring: Chemical Education graduate student research plan
Fri. Nov. 18 Eric Malina ACE 4: What is It & How are Departments Assessing It Digital Commons
Mon. Nov. 21 Hannah Sevian NSF Programs in Education & Human Resources
Tue. Nov. 29 Elizabeth Lewis Teacher Development through Inquiry & Self-Regulation Strategies

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