Tag: STEM Education

Professor Diane Bunce, Nov. 8, 2017 Photo by Diana Bell, Washington University Libraries

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Diane Bunce on How Research Can Help Us Understand the “Average Student”

November 16, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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On November 8, 2017, Diane Bunce, PhD, gave a talk on “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student” as part of the Innovations in the Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, the University Libraries, and Arts & Sciences Computing. Seventy-five faculty, staff, and students from Washington University and […]

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New resource for STEM students: Científico Latino

November 8, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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Científico Latino is a new website developed by graduate students at Yale that aims to improve diversity in STEM by providing resources to undergraduates and graduate students in STEM fields.  The website regularly updates lists of fellowships and scholarships, sample essays for graduate school applications and fellowships, and blog posts related to being a successful […]

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 #SciComm Thursdays – New Monthly Series on Communicating Science

October 13, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Becker Library and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences are pleased to announce #SciCommThursdays, a monthly series all about Communicating Your Science. The series will feature WashU faculty and staff, plus expert guests from the St. Louis community. Join us to hear valuable perspectives on crafting and disseminating stories about science for any audience, […]

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AAU Releases STEM Initiative Report

October 12, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Association of American Universities (AAU) launched the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, which is focused on improving undergraduate education in STEM fields. The initiative’s goal is to promote the use of evidence-based teaching practices in STEM education at research universities, and to provide faculty members the support they […]

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New Graduate Student Program

September 20, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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The Teaching Center is excited to announce the development of a new program, the Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC) Learning Community.  The EPIC Learning Community will begin meeting in Spring 2018 and is aimed at graduate students from all disciplines early in their studies at Washington University. If you are interested in participating, please […]

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Open Position at CIRCLE

August 17, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The HHMI Inclusive Excellence project for Washington University in St. Louis is a collaboration between the Center for Integrative Research on Teaching, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE); The Teaching Center; Cornerstone; College of Arts & Sciences; and the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. This program, supported by a 5-year grant from the Howard Hughes […]

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Active Learning and Inclusive Teaching in Gen Chem

July 14, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Megan Daschbach, PhD,  Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, discusses her commitment to improving student learning and helping diverse students persist in STEM in this issue of The Ampersand (Arts & Sciences). Daschbach describes her current work, with her co-instructors, integrating active learning and inclusive-teaching approaches in General Chemistry at Washington University. To learn more about inclusive teaching, and […]

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HHMI Grant to Support Student Success in STEM

June 8, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has just announced that Washington University is one of 24 institutions that will receive  a $1 million grant to support student success in STEM, as a part of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative. The Washington University initiative will be led by Regina F. Frey (the Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education, Chemistry; co-director […]

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Register for Summer 2017 POGIL Workshop

March 24, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Looking for ways to enliven your teaching approaches? Who needs the beach? July is time for POGILing! With the view that “knowledge is personal,” POGIL takes a student-centered, team-based, active-learning approach in which key concepts and process skills (such as collaboration and critical thinking) are taught through interaction and discovery. POGIL has  changed their course structure […]

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Pioneer in Carbon Science Dies at 86

February 20, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, pioneer in carbon science and champion of women in STEM, died February 20th in Cambridge, MA. Learn more about Dresselhaus’s life and work. Image credit: National Science & Technology Medals Foundation

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