Tag: STEM Education

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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 Program for STEM Graduate Students

September 20, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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The Teaching Center is excited to announce the development of a new program beginning in Spring 2018 that is aimed at STEM graduate students early in their studies at Washington University. In collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Teaching Center is developing a Pre-WU-CIRTL Learning Community for graduate students. If you are interested in […]

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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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1.13.2016--Teaching Center’s iTeach Faculty Symposium--Megan Daschbach, Lecturer in Chemistry, lead Combining Active Learning with Lectures.
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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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Call for Proposals on Teaching in STEM

January 27, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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We are now accepting proposals and registrations for the inaugural STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching Symposium, which will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at Washington University. At this regional symposium, STEM faculty will discuss their recent innovations and best practices in integrating evidence-based teaching in STEM. Please click here to register […]

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Julie Stanton Talk on Metacognition

December 7, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Innovations in Undergraduate Education Speaker Series continued with a recent talk on November 14, “Metacognition: How Undergraduates Self-Regulate to Learn Biology”—by Julie Stanton, PhD, (Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia). Stanton began by defining metacognition as “awareness and control of thinking for the purpose of learning,” noting research suggesting that active-learning pedagogies […]

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