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Spring 2017

Th. Jan. 20, Building public science literacy to foster ecological resilience: Higher education, citizen science, and stewardship - Amanda Sorensen1
Th. Jan. 27, Mini-Symposium: Best practices for REU programs and UNL - Mark Griep
Th. Feb. 02, The potential scientist’s dilemma: How the Masculine Framing of Science Shapes Friendships and Science Job Aspirations - Julia McQuillan
Th. Feb. 09, Self-regulated learning in engineering labs - Presentacion Rivera
Th. Feb. 16, Thank God I'm Mexican: Congnitive racial reappraisal strategies of latino engineering students - Elvira Abrica
Th. Feb. 23, A case study of the variables for women's success in engineering and computing - Arefeh Mohammadi
Th. Mar. 02, Knowing what students know: How question formats differ in their abilities to reveal student thinking - Brian Couch
Th. Mar. 09, Social and behavioral science research support at UNL - Mindy Anderson-Knott 
Th. Mar. 16, Assessing evolutionary reasoning of introductory biology students - Sarah Spier
Th. Mar. 30, Creating and managing successful student groups for class work - John Sangster
Th. Apr. 6, A DBER approach to writing to learn - Brian Waters
Th. Apr. 13, Undergraduate SEMINAL grant - Wendy Adams

Fall 2016

Th. Nov. 17, Citizen science & science literacy - Douglas Golick & Jenny Dauer1
Th. Nov. 10, Making classroom connections between farmers and students - Randa Jabbour1 
Th. Nov. 03, Exploring elementary teachers' model-based science instruction about water: A three year longitudinal multi-case study - Tina Vo1
Th. Oct. 27, Collegiate Active Learning Calculus Survey (CALCS): Adapting an instrument and using results - Wendy Smith
Th. Oct. 20, Benefits of using R for DBER - Jordan Harshman
Th. Oct. 13, Clicker use in introductory biology: Impacts on exam performance - Joanna K. Hubbard
Th. Oct. 06, Teaching and research in SCIL 101: Science and decision-making for a complex world - Jenny Dauer
Th. Sep. 29, Improving science student retention: A survey tool to measure first-year students' likelihood to remain at UNL - Mark E. Burbach
Th. Sep 22, Chancellor Ronnie Green's State of the University Address (no seminar today)
Th. Sep. 15, Problem solving in engineering - Presentacion Rivera and Lance Perez1
Th. Sep. 08, Model building versus model investigation - Joe Dauer1
Th. Sep. 01, Spatial skills training and introductory computing - Stephen Cooper

Spring 2016

Th. Jan. 28, Author Rights - Paul Royster and Sue Ann Gardner
Th. Feb. 04, K-12 and College Math Education Research Informs Comprehensive Approach to  Course Transformation - Yvonne Lai
Th. Feb. 11, Data Managment and Research Impact - Jennifer Thoegerson and Andrea Dinkelman
Th. Feb. 18, A Case of High School Earth and Space Science Education in the Great Plains - Elizabeth Lewis and Jia Liu
Th. Feb. 25, Student-Teacher Affect in STEM College Course Transformation - Matthew Patton and Leilani Arthurs
Th. Mar. 03, Enriching Student's Online Experience in Pre-Calculus Courses: Hints and Cognitive Supports - Nathan Wakefield
Th. Mar. 10, Remember EMBeRS: Model-based Reasoning, Collaborative Teams and Much More! - David Gosselin
Th. Mar. 17, A Retrospective on Student Learning and Acceptance of Evolutionary Science - Lawrence Scharmann
Th. Mar. 31, Just-in-Time Teaching in a Flipped Undergraduate Biological Systems Engineering Course - Tareq Daher, Jiajia Chen, and Jeyam Subbiah
Th. Apr. 07, Using Interactive Engagement Strategies to Enhance Learning in College Science Courses - Bailey Kreager and Leilani Arthurs
Th. Apr. 14, The Scientific Teaching Practices Survey for Undergraduate STEM Courses - Mary Durham, Jenny Knight, Brian Couch
Th. Apr. 21, Put Away Your Phone and Learn!  How technology engages or disengages students and… When it is good that your students are confused - Douglas Duncan

Fall 2015

Th. Sep. 03, Integrating Computational Creativity Exercises into Classes - Leen-Kiat Soh and Duane Shell
Th. Sep. 10, Instrument for Observing Lab TAs Approach to Teaching - Jon Velasco and Marilyne Stains1
Th. Sep. 17, NebraskaMATH: Sharing Findings from a Statewide Partnership - Wendy Smith
Th. Sep. 24, Contextualized STEM Education and Training through Advanced Visualization - Arefeh Mohammadi1
Th. Oct. 01, International Students in Their Own Country: Motivation of Vietnamese Graduate Students to Attend Vietnamese-German University - Christina Yao
Th. Oct. 08, Student Perceptions of Formative Assessments - Kati Brazeal and Brian Couch1
Th. Oct. 15, Research-driven Facilitation of Systems Thinking with Computational Models in Life Sciences Education - Heather Bergan-Roller and Nicholas Galt
Th. Oct. 22, The Effect of an On-Site, Measurement of Faculty's Fidelity of Implementation of Peer Instruction following an Intensive Professional Develeopment Workshop - Trisha Vickrey and Marilyne Stains
Th. Oct. 29, Understanding Student Motivation and Strategic Engagement in Computer Science and STEM Courses - Duane Shell and Leen-Kiat Soh
Th. Nov. 05, Testing Assumptions of Interactive and Active Learning: An Evaluation of Tools for Online Information Literacy Instruction - Erica DeFrain1  
Th. Nov. 12, Grounded Theory's Contested Family of Methods: Historical and Contemporary Applications - Wayne Babchuck
Th. Dec. 03, Biology Education Research - Tessa Andrews1

Spring 2015

Th. Jan. 29, Vehicles on the Road to Reform - Julie Thomas
Th. Feb. 05, Engaging Teenagers in Science with Comics - Judy Diamond
Th. Feb. 12,   Climate change skeptics teach climate literacy? A content analysis of children’s books  - Julie Thomas
Th. Feb. 19, Library Services for the DBER Group - Lorna Dawes
Th. Feb. 26, Is It Still Science If You Don't Call It Science?  - Trisha Hill and Julia McQuillan
Th. Mar. 05, Introduction to Educational Measurement - Anthony Albano
Th. Mar. 12, Conceptual Assessment in Molecular Biology - Brian Couch
Th. Mar. 19, The Effectiveness of E-Coaching in Rural Science Classroms  - Gwen Nugent
Th. Apr. 02, The Best of Both Worlds: Building on the COPUS and RTOP Observation Protocols to Easily and Reliably
Measure Various Levels of Reformed Teaching Practice - Marilyne Stains1
Th. Apr. 09, Transforming Precalculs Instruction: Evidence-Based Course Design - Wendy Smith
Th. Apr. 16, The Effects of an Early Intervention Mastery Activity in the Mathematics Department - Nathan Wakefield

Fall 2014

Th Sep. 04, Center for Brain Biology and Behavior - Dennis Molfese
Th. Sep. 11, Third-Grade Students' Engagement with Systems Modeling for Plant Life - Laura Zangori
Th. Sep. 18, Pre-service Teachers' Use of Content Knowledge to Inform Formative Assessment Strategies in an Integrated Life Sciences Methods Course - Jaime Sabel and Cory Forbes
Th. Sep. 25, Gaps and Opportunities: STEM and Early Childhood Education - Tonia Durden
Th. Oct. 2, An Investigation of the SOAR Study Strategy for Learning from Multiple Online Resources - Tareq Daher
Th. Oct. 9, Using Survey Methodology to Improve Surveys Related to Science and Engineering - Jolene Smyth
Th. Oct. 16, 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 - Nathan Rossman, Anil Giri, Noelle Hart, Victoria Chraibi
Th. Oct. 23, The Mindful Learning Model - David Brooks and Khalid Sayood
Th. Nov. 06, The Development of a Valid and Reliable Biogeochemistry Concept Inventory - Chris Mead
Th. Nov. 13, Interactive Usage of Demonstration Videos: An Experimental Evaluation - Ryan Anderson, Shiyuan Wang, Dr. Lisa Pytlik Zillig, and Kevin Lee
Th. Nov. 20, The Cedar Point Experience, 40 Years of Field Based, Experiential Learning - Jon Garbisch

Spring 2014

Th Jan. 23, Student Retention in STEM: Exporation of the Gener Gap - Olha Ketsman
Th Jan. 30, Coaching Science Inquiry - Gwen Nugent, Gina Kuntz, and James Houston
Th Feb. 06, Slowly Rolling Over a Genetics Classroom - Donald Lee
Th Feb. 13, Science as a Second Language - Stephanie Wessels
Th Feb. 20, iContact: Digital Feedback Offered and Used (or not!) in a Clinical Graduate Course - Kathleen Wilson
Th Feb. 27, LearningCatalytics Workshop - Chad Brassil
Th Mar. 06, Systems Thinking with Biology Models - Joseph Dauer
Th Mar. 13, Stormwater Management in Nebraska: Integrating Education, Extension, and Research - David Shelton and Steven Roadie
Th Mar. 20, Development of an Empirically-based Learning Performances Framework for 3rd-grade Students'Model-based Exaplanations about Water - Cory Forbes
Th Apr. 03, Data Connections RETA DBER, Quality Improvement in Education and Statistical Modeling - Walter Stroup
Th Apr. 10, Pollination Education - Douglas Golick1
Th Apr. 17, Brain Science & STEM Learning - Dennis Molfese

Fall 2013

Th Sep. 05, Transformations in Matter and Energy: Student Learning and Inquiry to Inform Teaching - Jenny Dauer
Th Sep. 12, The Power of Disciplinary Aims in Learning to Teach English - Lauren Gatti 
Th Sep. 19, Creating Interdisciplinary Collaborations to Support and Understand Mathematics Teaching and Learning - Ruth Heaton, Wendy Smith, and Traci Kutaka
Th Sep. 26, UNL Life Sciences Initiative - Tiffany Heng-Moss and John Osterman
Th Oct. 03, The influence of action on memory performance: When does it help you, when does it hurt you - Michael Dodd
Th Oct. 10, An Examination of How Women and Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minorities Experience Barriers in Biomedical Research and Medical Programs  - Devasmita Chakraverty
Th Oct. 17, Educating Highly Qualified Science Teachers - Elizabeth Lewis, Aaron Musson, and Jia Lu
Th Oct. 24, Question Order Effects on a General Chemistry Concept Inventory - Travis Lund
Th Oct. 31, Food Safety Education for Hispanic and Native American Audiences Using the Conceptual Change Model - Julie Albrecth
Th Nov. 07, Put Your Phone Down Please: Digital Devices and Student Performance - Douglas Duncan
Th Nov. 14, Steps in Conducting Mixed Methods Research - John Creswell
Th Nov. 21, ElemenTS: Elementary Teachers of Science – Building Collaborations between Content and Pedagogy
Communities - Krista Adams and Jennifer Melander

Spring 2013

Th Jan. 17, Here's Why - David Brooks
Th Jan. 24, An Overview of the Life Sciences Curriculum - John Osterman and Tiffany Heng-Moss
Th Jan. 31, ThinkAboutIt: A Framework for Learner-Learner and Learner-Expert Interactions - Roger Bruning
Th Feb. 07, The Influence of Perception on a Developmental Transition in Spatial Working Memory - Anne Schutte
Th Feb. 14, Highlights of the NSF Sponsored Introductory Biology Project (IBP) Conference - William Glider
Th. Feb. 21, Gaps and Opportunities: STEM and Early Childhood Education - Tonia Durden - CANCELLED DUE TO UNL WEATHER CLOSING
Th. Feb. 28, Inquiry-Based Formative Assessment for Improving Student Learning - Kathleen Wilson
Th. Mar. 07, Assessing Retention in Two Freshman Natural Resource Orientation Courses - Mark Burbach and Shannon Moncure
Th. Mar. 14, Understanding the Gap between Research and Practice: Chemistry Faculty's Awareness, Reported Implementation, and Perceived Difficulties in Implementing Evidence-Based Instructional Practices - Matthew Moffitt
Th. Mar. 28, Tornado Knowledge and Perceptions as an Influence on Safety Actions Taken: Preliminary Results - Matthew Van Den Broeke
Th. Apr. 04, Educative Supports for Teachers in Middle School Mathematics Curriculum Materials: What is Offered and How is It Expressed? - Lorraine Males
Th. Apr. 11, Teaching of Biology: Including ELSI Activities in the Introductory Biology Classroom - T. Jack Morris and Lisa M. PytlikZillig

Fall 2012

Th Aug. 30, Perceptions & Behavior on Chemistry Tutoring - Jonathan Velasco1
Th Sep.  6, Climate Change Education: What Works and Why? - Frank Rack
Th Sep. 13, Beginning Secondary Science Teachers PCK - Krista Adams
Th Sep. 20, Young Children's Understanding of Conservation Concepts - Julia Torquati
Th Sep. 27, Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching - Steve Harris, Anisa Angeletti, & John Osterman
Th Oct.  4, The National Academy of Sciences Workshop on Assessments in Science Courses: A Community Report - Leilani Arthurs
Th Oct. 11, Chemistry Faculty Use of Clickers - Deblina Pakhira & Marilyne Stains1
Th Oct. 25,  Statistics Education Research - Jenny Green
Th Nov. 01, Insects as Teaching Tools - Douglas Golick
Th Nov. 08, Nanoscience Outreach - Stephen Ducharme
Th Nov. 15, The History and Impact of a College-Level Field-Based Course on Learner and Community Development - David Harwood & Leilani Arthurs
Th Nov. 29, Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding & Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science & Engineering - Stacey Lowrey Bretz

Spring 2012

T Jan. 17, Development of a Concept Inventory Assessment: Example from Oceanography - Leilani Arthurs
T Jan. 24, ADVANCing Women in STEM: Why We Need It, What We've Learned - Mary Ann Holmes
T Feb.  7, Report on the National Forum On Improving Undergraduate Education through Active Learning Spaces - Jack Morris
T Feb. 14, NebraskaSCIENCE - Jon Pederson & Tiffany Heng-Moss
T  Feb. 21, Beginning Chemistry Teachers: A Longitudinal Study of the Triplet Relationship - Krista Adams
T Feb. 28, Studies on the Relationship between High School Preparation and Performance in College General Chemistry - Mark Griep
T Mar.  6, Conducting Educational Research with Secondary Science Teachers - Elizabeth Lewis1
T Mar. 13, Web-Based Assessment at UNL: Promise & Challenges - Kevin Lee
T Mar. 27, The Unified Learning Model: How motivational, cognitive, and neurobiological sciences inform best teaching practices - Douglas Kauffman & Duane Shell
T Apr.  3, Peer Review of Teaching Project - Paul Savory
T Apr. 10, Preparing STEM Graduate Teaching Assistants to Teach - Sue Ellen DeChenne
T Apr. 17, Evaluating the Level of Inquiry of Laboratory Experiments Published in Peer-Reviewed Science Education Journals - Marilyne Stains1

Fall 2011

Introduction: Framework for Discipline-Based Education Research - Leilani Arthurs

M Oct. 24, Organizational Meeting: Vision & Purpose, Options, Scheduling - Leilani Arthurs & Marilyne Stains
M Oct. 31, Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education Practices - Marilyne Stains
W Nov.  9, Chemistry Tutoring: Chemical Education graduate student research plan - Jonathan Velasco1
F Nov. 18, ACE 4: What is It & How are Departments Assessing It - Eric Malina
M Nov. 21, NSF Programs in Education & Human Resources - Hannah Sevian1
T Nov. 29, Teacher Development through Inquiry & Self-Regulation Strategies - Elizabeth Lewis