Inclusive Excellence Training: Advisors & Student Affairs (9/25)

Upcoming event on Wednesday, September 25th: Day-long workshop presented by nationally recognized social justice expert, Dr. Kathy Obear. Dr. Obear is the founder and president of The Center for Transformation and Change, author of three books, and consultant to hundreds of universities, human services organizations, and corporations. Dr. Obear has over 30 years of experience […]

Teaching Academy Workshop to Be Held August 14th

CIRCLE's third meeting of the Teaching Academy will take place on Wednesday, August 14th from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. All Arts & Sciences STEM faculty are welcome to attend, especially our faculty partners in the Transformational Initiative for Education in STEM (TIES) project and the HHMI Community for Innovations in STEM Teaching, Inclusion, and Learning […]

Next Speaker Series Guest on Oct. 8th – Dr. Jennifer Knight

The next featured speaker scheduled as part of our CIRCLE Teaching Academy Speaker Series on October 8th is Dr. Jennifer Knight. Dr. Knight is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at University of Colorado-Boulder, and a recent recipient of the 'Excellence in Teaching and Pedagogy' 2019 BFA Excellence Award. […]

CIRCLE Conference 2020 – October 1-2, 2020 at The Knight Center

Please mark your calendars - the next CIRCLE Conference will be held October 1-2, 2020 at the Knight Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Details about the event and a meeting agenda will be forthcoming. If you are interested in giving a talk, please contact Angela Fink ( This conference will be sponsored by […]

Speaker Series with Dr. Judith Harackiewicz – Success!

CIRCLE's inaugural Teaching Academy Speaker Series featuring Dr. Judith Harackiewicz took place on Tuesday, 4/16 and Wednesday, 4/17. Judith gave her keynote lecture titled "Promoting Motivation for Underrepresented Groups in Undergraduate STEM Classes," which was followed by a reception in the Millstone Lounge. Judith also met with faculty in Biology, Chemistry, Psychological & Brain Sciences, […]

J.D. Young Presents Research at Undergraduate Research Symposium

CIRCLE research assistant J.D. Young presented her poster, titled "Importance of Students' Social Belonging in Chemistry and STEM" at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in Olin Library on April 12th. The Undergraduate Research Symposium at Washington University in St. Louis is a biannual event that provides undergraduates from all disciplines the opportunity to present original research in […]

Dr. Judith Harackiewicz to give keynote lecture April 16th – RSVP

For the inaugural kickoff of CIRCLE's Teaching Academy Speaker Series, Dr. Judith Harackiewicz (University of Wisconsin-Madison) will give a keynote lecture on Tuesday, April 16th at 4:00 pm in Louderman 458. Dr. Harackiewicz's research focuses on human motivation; specifically intrinsic motivation, interest, and achievement motivation in education. All are welcome to attend her talk, titled […]

February Teaching Academy Workshop – Resources Available

CIRCLE's second Teaching Academy workshop took place on February 28, 2019. Over 30 STEM faculty participated and each of the STEM disciplines including math, physics, chemistry, biology, and psychology were represented. A summary of the workshop and resources related to the presentations are available by clicking here. CIRCLE's next Teaching Academy will take place on […]

CIRCLE Awarded AAU STEM Network Mini Grant

CIRCLE has been selected by the Association of American Universities (AAU) as one of twelve AAU member institutions to receive a STEM Network mini-grant for $20,000 over two years. See the press release by clicking here. The grant is part of an Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative that focuses on improving STEM education through evidence-based teaching practices […]

2019 iEMBER Conference (April 5th-6th) Registration Now Open

Harris-Stowe State University is hosting the 2019 iEMBER (Inclusive Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research) Conference April 5-6 in St. Louis. Click here to register. Travel awards remain available through March 1st. The goal of iEMBER is to build a sustainable network of education, psychology, sociology, and biology researchers, who also connect with […]

CIRCLE to host second Teaching Academy workshop

The second meeting of the CIRCLE Teaching Academy will take place on Thursday, February 28th, from 12 – 1:30pm.   During this meeting, faculty participants will come together with CIRCLE and the HHMI project team for presentations and working-group sessions that will explore research on 1) how WashU students approach learning new material (concept-building approach), and […]

CIRCLE to Receive Funding as Part of Collaborative Grant from National Science Foundation

CIRCLE has received funding as part of a $3 million dollar National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop and implement a program that will train current and future faculty members in inclusive teaching methods. The project is called Inclusive Learning and Teaching in Undergraduate STEM Instruction, and will continue for five years.The funds will be […]