I don’t know how many of you remember Heroes, but all we had to do was save the cheerleader and we’d save the world. Well, I think if we become better science teachers –we could possibly save a student or students who do end up saving the world. And after attending SABER, Society for the Advancement of Educational Research, I think a lot of faculty feel the same way, and are doing something about it! Community College Biological Educational Research (CCBER) paid my way to the meeting, which is traditionally held at the University of Minnesota, the home of the founder of SABER, Dr. May Pat Wenderoth. SABER feels it is important to include community college faculty in their efforts, and that is why I was invited, as over 50% of the freshman Biology students are at a community college. Thus any study done on freshman or sophomore biology students is lacking if it does not include community college partners. If you’re a two-year faculty member interested in getting involved, and don’t know how to do this type of research or do not have time to publish, come to the meeting and meet four-year faculty who would like to get involved with two-year faculty. We’re hoping SABER and CCBER can act as “match making” service between the two separate educational systems. Finally, one of the noteworthy things I found out about is that biology students are getting their Ph.D. in basic research, and then doing a postdoc in an educational research lab. Check out what Dr. Kimberly Tanner is doing at San Francisco State (SEPAL), and Dr. Sara Brownell at Arizona State. And if you want to find out what the community is doing, check out the journal, Cell Biology Education (CBE) for Life Sciences monitored by editor in chief Dr. Erin Dolan. Next year, I hope to have several individuals from AC2 attend, and present at this meeting. Two-year Biology and Biotechnology faculty need to get involved—save the students and you save the world!