Organizations

  • PKAL: Project Kaleidoscope - Project Kaleidoscope is one of the leading advocates in the United States for building and sustaining strong undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). PKAL accomplishes its work by engaging campus faculty and leaders in funded projects, national and regional meetings, community-building activities, leadership development programs, and publications that are focused on advancing what works in STEM education. PKAL is now an ongoing unit within the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
  • Vision and Change - NSF/AAAS  - This site provides Vision and Change meeting information, resource links, community links, and project links
  • ASCB: American Society for Cell Biology - American Society for Cell Biology is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce.
  • SCST: Society for College Science Teachers - The Society for College Science Teachers is dedicated solely to the study and advancement of college science teaching. They are a dedicated community of college and university teaching scholars working to enhance science education through development and testing of best classroom teaching practices.
  • NABT: National Association of Biology Teachers - The National Association of Biology Teachers is one major leader in life science education.  The Association empowers educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students.

  • STEM Central  from the National Science Foundation : An initiative to consolidate all of the NSF-supported projects related to improving STEM education into a convenient, searchable database.
  • Association of College and University Biology Educators - The Association of College & University Biology Educators focuses on undergraduate and graduate biology education.  The four main objectives are 1) To further the teaching of the biological sciences at the college and university level;  2) To bring to light common problems involving biological curricula at the college level and by the free interchange of ideas; endeavor to resolve these problems; 3)To encourage active participation in biological research by teachers and students in the belief that such participation is an invaluable adjunct to effective teaching and 4)To create a voice which will be effective in bringing the collective views of the college and university teachers of the biological sciences to the attention of college and civil government administrations.
  • American Society of Plant Biologists - The American Society of Plant Biologists is a professional society devoted to the advancement of the plant sciences. This site contains links to project summaries for select outreach programs funded by the ASPB Education Foundation.   The Society's Education Committee and the Education Foundation provide resources to promote the teaching and learning of science using plants and to encourage plant biology as a career choice.
  • American Society for Microbiology - The ASM is the world's largest scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences. The mission of the American Society for Microbiology is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide.
  • Association of Southeastern Biologists - Association of Southeastern Biologists welcomes scholarly and applied work from the many diverse disciplines of the biological sciences.  Among the many areas of interest are scientific pedagogy .Faculty and students (both graduates and undergraduates) are welcomed to present their research in a friendly, collegial environment that encourages positive and supportive feedback.
  • Council on Undergraduate Research - The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) supports and promotes high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - The Society's purpose is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology through publication of scientific and educational journals: the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics,  and the Journal of Lipid Research, organization of scientific meetings, advocacy for funding of basic research and education, support of science education at all levels, and promoting the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce.
  • SENCER - SENCER (Science Education for new Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) improves science education by focusing on real world problems and, by so doing, extends the impact of this learning across the curriculum to the broader community and society.
  • The American Physiological Society - The APS is dedicated to integrating the life sciences from molecule to organism. Their website contains links to a variety of resources, including those for various levels of education.
  • ABLE - The Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) was founded in 1979 to promote information exchange among university and college educators actively concerned with teaching biology in a laboratory setting. The focus of ABLE is to improve the undergraduate biology laboratory experience by promoting the development and dissemination of interesting, innovative, and reliable laboratory exercises.
  • SABER - The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research was founded in 2010 by a committee of 30 scholars from across the United States. SABER is a scientific community whose members develop theory and generate evidence with the goal of improving biology education. SABER fosters Biology Education Research (BER) and its dissemination by defining the standards for BER practice, supporting the BER community through training and faculty development programs, and fostering collaborations among BER investigators. SABER fosters Biology Education Research (BER) and its dissemination by supporting:

- faculty as they employ scientific methodology in their teaching;
- the generation of evidence-based knowledge to inform teaching practices;
- development of BER training and faculty development programs;
- national BER meetings;
- standards of BER practice and evidence;
- articulation and investigation of what constitutes a deep and meaningful understanding of biology
- collaborations among BER investigators.


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