The SEER Center includes faculty, postdocs, and graduate students across the University of Georgia who perform research in collegiate STEM education. As science and technology continue to expand their relevance for life in the 21st century, and as a scientifically educated workforce is under increasingly short supply, there is a pressing need for solutions to improving science education in the United States, and specifically to transform how science is taught and learned in colleges and universities.

Research has a vital role to play in meeting these challenges. The SEER Center aims to develop cutting-edge collaborative research programs in university-based STEM education and to disseminate basic and applied research results to faculty both at UGA and at institutions across the Southeast and nationally.

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Description: Marguerite (Peggy) Brickman Caption: Peggy Brickman is an associate professor in the department of plant biology at the University of Georgia. Date of Photo: 2/12/2013 Credit: Robert Newcomb, University of Georgia Photographic Services File: 29678-001 The University of Georgia owns the rights to this image or has permission to redistribute this image. Permission to use this image is granted for internal UGA publications and promotions and for a one-time use for news purposes. Separate permission and payment of a fee is required to use any image for any other purpose, including but not limited to, commercial, advertising or illustrative purposes. Unauthorized use of any of these copyrighted photographs is unlawful and may subject the user to civil and criminal penalties. Possession of this image signifies agreement to all the terms described above.

Featured Faculty:

Marguerite “Peggy” Brickman

“Although I am a tenured professor in a plant biology department, my research focuses on developing and measuring the effectiveness of curriculum and instructional strategies utilized in college science classrooms…” Website

News

Feb
24
Fri
10:00 am SEER Center Journal Club Meeting @ Davison Life Sciences, rm C204B
SEER Center Journal Club Meeting @ Davison Life Sciences, rm C204B
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
SEER Center Journal Club Meeting During this meeting we will be discussing the 2014 article by Cho & Lee titled “Reducing Confusion about Grounded Theory and Qualitative Content Analysis: Similarities and Differences“.  It provides much-needed clarity about the differences between two science education research methods:...
Mar
16
Thu
3:00 pm SEER Center Workshop: Classroom ... @ Rm 116 Aderhold
SEER Center Workshop: Classroom ... @ Rm 116 Aderhold
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Classroom Observations  In this session, participants will learn about classroom observation protocol and practice using the protocol, allowing the opportunity to consider the benefits and challenges of observation protocols as data collection tools. The speaker will be Tessa Andrews of UGA Genetics. SEER Center Spring...
Mar
24
Fri
10:00 am SEER Center Journal Club @ Davison Life Sciences, rm C204B
SEER Center Journal Club @ Davison Life Sciences, rm C204B
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
SEER Center Journal Club Meeting Please join us in learning about STEM education research by reading and discussing the primary literature.  Articles are selected based upon expressed interests. All are welcome to attend.
Mar
29
Wed
3:00 pm SEER Center Workshop: Quantitati... @ Rm 326 Biological Sciences
SEER Center Workshop: Quantitati... @ Rm 326 Biological Sciences
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Quantitative Methods  Participants will be presented with research questions from actual studies and asked to design the quantitative data collection plan. Participants will then discuss the design and analysis issues involved given the nature of the data and context. The speaker will be Jennifer Kaplan...
Apr
4
Tue
2:00 pm SEER Center Workshop: Best Pract... @ Center for Teaching and Learning, Instructional Plaza North
SEER Center Workshop: Best Pract... @ Center for Teaching and Learning, Instructional Plaza North
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Best Practices in Analyzing and Displaying Qualitative Data.