The Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) Conference

The Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) has a yearly (June) workshop-based conference at which faculty learn about new laboratory studies in all area of biology (including animal behavior, neuroscience, bio-mathematics, statistics, biochemistry and biophysics) by participating in hands-on 3-hour major workshops in which they actually conduct the laboratory study.  During the conference, participants attend four major workshops, four or five mini-workshops and a poster session.  There is a strong emphasis at this conference on pedagogy that works and changing teaching methods to improve student outcomes.  The 2017 conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison June 13-17.  The conference is held at a different college or university campus each year in the US or Canada.  Registration waivers are available for new faculty.  Information about ABLE, ABLE workshops and ABLE resources may be found at their website.   

Transforming STEM Higher Education: Discovery, Innovation, and the Value of Evidence

AAC&U Working Conferences 


Transforming STEM Higher Education: Discovery, Innovation, and the Value of Evidence

A Network for Academic Renewal and Project Kaleidoscope Conference
November 2–4, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Proposals Due Monday, March 27, 2017

The Association of American Colleges and Universities and Project Kaleidoscope are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2017 Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education.

Higher education’s role in supporting discovery, innovation, and the value of evidence is essential not only to our nation’s global preeminence in science and technology, but also to our ability to address a range of contemporary questions and multifaceted problems. To solve these problems, today’s STEM graduates are required to master core content and apply it through broad portfolios demonstrating inquiry and analysis, and to effectively communicate the results thereof across disciplinary, language, education, and societal boundaries.

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope invite you to join with colleagues to share and examine evidence-based models, practices, and strategies to provide high-quality undergraduate STEM teaching and learning and increase the number of students majoring, completing baccalaureate degrees, and pursuing careers in STEM fields. This year’s conference will address the importance of STEM proficiency for STEM majors and nonmajors alike, as well as the importance of empowering the faculty on whom we rely to increase the number of competitively trained and liberally educated graduates.

Proposals that showcase evidence-based practices related to any of the themes below, and that are poised for immediate adaptation in a wide range of institutional types, including community colleges and minority serving institutions, are strongly encouraged. 

The Call for Proposals themes are:

  • Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning: Contexts, Content, and Relevancy 
  • Supporting, Rewarding, and Building Capacity of STEM Faculty
  • Inclusive Excellence/Broadening Participation in STEM Higher Education
  • Assessment and Evidence for High-Quality Undergraduate STEM Learning
  • Understanding Effective Strategies for Transforming Institutional Cultures for Undergraduate STEM Reform 

Visit the Call for Proposals to find out how to submit a proposal to share your work at the conference.

For more information, please call 202.387.3760, or write to Karen Kalla at

2017 Network for Academic Renewal Conferences

General Education and Assessment: Design Thinking for Student Learning
February 23–25, 2017—Phoenix, Arizona

Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Voices Leading Change
March 16–18, 2017—Jacksonville, Florida

Global Engagement and Social Responsibility: Higher Education's Role in Addressing Global Crises
October 12–14, 2017—New Orleans, Louisiana

Transforming STEM Higher Education: Discovery, Innovation, and the Value of Evidence
November 2–4, 2017—San Francisco, California

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The National Diversity in STEM Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

2017 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19-21, 2017

Registration opens on May 1, 2017

2017 SACNAS is a conference like no other. Equal parts science, culture, and community, 2017 SACNAS is the largest diversity in STEM conference in the country. We invite you to join us this October for three days of cutting-edge science, training, mentoring, and cultural activities for scientists at all levels and disciplines. 2017 SACNAS is brought to you by Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). For over 40 years SACNAS has been the leading multicultural and multidisciplinary STEM diversity organization in the country. Since its inception, our SACNAS family has grown from the number of people who can fit in to an elevator to over 25,000 SACNISTAs (members, partners, and friends).