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

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


Specifically, we research:

*the outcomes of course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) for students, faculty and graduate TAs

*graduate student training in evidence-based teaching

*assessing how students can learn, value and operationalize interdisciplinary science

*impacts of interventions aimed at connecting science to society

*STEM transfer-student success and sense of belonging