Biology Education Research
Welcome to Portland State University's Biology Education Research Webpage


The BER Group at Portland State University is broadly interested in how students learn biology, how instructors teach biology, and generally, best practices in both teaching and learning.


Specifically, we research:

*Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) - Outcomes for Students, Faculty and Graduate TAs

*Graduate Students and Evidence-Based Teaching

*How Students Learn, Value, and Operationalize Interdisciplinary Science

*Impacts of Pedagogy that Connects Science and Society

*Sense of Belonging in the Education Ecosystem