General Membership

Our membership includes over 100 faculty and staff members with a wide range of expertise (e.g., discipline-based research, discipline-based education research, higher education research, K-12 education research, public outreach and education, extension activities, etc.) who share a common interest in STEM education (pK-16+, formal and informal settings).  Most of us are homed at UNL; however, some of our members are homed in surrounding institutions such as Wesley College.  In addition to faculty and staff, our membership also comprises postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students who are conducting STEM education research and/or are generally interested in STEM education.

Some of our original or founding members. Left to right: Krista Adams (Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education), Jennifer Green (Statistics), Marilyne Stains (Chemistry), Douglas Golick (Entymology), Leilani Arthurs (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences), Mindi Searls (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences), Wendy Smith (Mathematics)


Organizational Team


Leilani Arthurs

Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
larthurs2@unl.edu


Jenny Dauer
Assistant Professor of Practice
School of Natural Resources
jenny.dauer@unl.edu

       
Mindi Searls
                                       William Glider
Research Assistant Professor             Professor of Practice
Department of Earth and                    School of Biological Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences                         wglider1@unl.edu 
msearls2@unl.edu






















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Support for the Discipline-Based Education Research Group comes from the Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Education; NebraskaSCIENCE; the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; the Department of Chemistry; the School of Biological Sciences; and the School of Natural Resources.

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