Research group to focus on STEM disciplines

UNL's Discipline-Based Education Research group is offering a spring lecture series with a focus on STEM education research. The group meets every other week, Jan. 17 to April 17 in Bessey Hall, room 219.

Meeting start times rotate and are noon to 1 p.m. or 3 to 4 p.m. A complete schedule is at

The first meeting, 3 to 4 p.m., Jan. 17 will feature Leilani Arthurs presenting "Development of a Concept Inventory Assessment Instrument: Example from Oceanography." Arthurs is an assistant professor in earth and atmospheric sciences.

The DBER Group meetings are intended to promote discussion about education, research and findings in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The discussions are for individuals who conduct education research in STEM disciplines at the undergraduate level. The meetings are also good for those who conduct STEM education research at K-12 levels and anyone interested in and supportive of science education research.

For more information, contact Arthurs at or Marilyne Stains at

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