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 […]

Undergraduate Researchers Present Fall 2018 Findings

On December 10th, CIRCLE research assistants J.D., Jan, Michelle, and Neil presented findings from their work during the Fall 2018 semester. At CIRCLE, undergraduate researchers assist with ongoing projects in many ways, including design of materials, coding of surveys and data, administration of surveys, and data analysis. These presentations allowed our hardworking assistants to show […]

CIRCLE Conference 2018 – Success!

CIRCLE Conference 2018 – Success!
Thank you to all presenters and participants in the September 2018 CIRCLE Conference! Slides, posters, and other conference resources are available on Box to conference participants. If you have questions regarding the conference or would like to contact one of the participants, please contact Angela Fink at amfink@wustl.edu. This national conference brought together nearly 100 scientists and […]

CIRCLE Conference 2018: September 6 & 7

*** Please note that this conference has concluded. Feel free to contact Angela Fink (amfink@wustl.edu) with any questions or inquiries. *** This national conference, co-hosted by the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will take place September 6-7, 2018, at Washington University in St. Louis. […]

Article Published on Growth Mindset Study in Chemistry

CIRCLE is pleased to announce that one of our experimental studies has been accepted for publication in the journal Chemical Education Research and Practice. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry and with support from an Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative grant from the Association of American Universities. Results showed that a growth […]

Mark McDaniel Recognized for Prospective Memory Research

CIRCLE co-PI Mark McDaniel was recently awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Conference of Prospective Memory (ICPM).  The award was presented January 3, 2018, at ICPM’s annual meeting.  Read more about Dr. McDaniel’s achievement.  

Diane Bunce: Using Research to Change our Perception of the Average Student

Diane Bunce: Using Research to Change our Perception of the Average Student
Diane Bunce, PhD, will give 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. The talk will take place from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday November […]

AAU STEM Initiative Publishes Final Report

AAU STEM Initiative Publishes Final Report
The Association of American Universities (AAU) recently published a final report on the success of the AAU Undergraduate STEM initiative, which was conducted from 2011-2016.  Washington University was one of eight project sites selected for the Initiative, in which CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, and the University’s STEM departments collaborated to implement more active learning and evidence-based teaching […]