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CASTLE stands in solidarity with the movement to dismantle systemic racism and promote equity and inclusivity. As a community, we are reflecting on our work, ways we can continue to learn about these issues, and how to increase our active support of others in their learning about these issues. We are also committing to additional actions to promote inclusivity within academia and STEM education specifically. #BlackLivesMatter


Transitioning to Online Teaching

In response to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, Drexel has transitioned most courses to an online format. In order to support faculty and staff with this work, we have collected and organized a set of resources that we think may be helpful. The information can be found under the PEDAGOGICAL RESOURCES tab of the CASTLE website (drexel.edu/castle/resources/online-teaching/). We hope you find these resources useful and if you have any others you think belong on our list, please share them with us at jward@drexel.edu.

Who We Are

We are scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and educators. We are Drexel community members, and we are members of the Philadelphia community. Above all, we are citizens. We understand that a successful society is dependent on an educated citizenry, and we know the importance of evidence-based education.

 

Initiatives

CASTLE has several funded initiatives aimed at improving STEM Teaching and Learning at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty levels

 

News

  • CASTLE-LSAMP Workshop to Promote Participation in STEM Research

    01/15/21

    The Drexel University Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE) and the Greater Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Philadelphia AMP) collaborated during Fall 2020 to support learning about and enthusiasm for STEM research experiences among undergraduate students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. CASTLE hosted a 5-week online Introduction to Research Workshop, supported by Philadelphia AMP. Eighteen (18) undergraduate students in diverse disciplines from Delaware State and Cheyney Universities participated in the workshop.

  • Four CoAS Projects Funded in Support of Racial Equity

    11/18/20

    This summer, Drexel University’s Office of Research and Innovation funded projects by 22 faculty and staff across the university from its Rapid Response Research and Development Fund, which was designated for urgent action, short-term projects focused on racial equity. Learn more about the funded projects out of the College of Arts and Sciences, and how the researchers are tackling issues from bystandership among police officers to inclusive teaching practices.

  • CASTLE Faculty Fellow Dr. Meshagae Hunte-Brown to speak at Labster Conference

    10/05/20

    CASTLE Faculty Fellow Dr. Hunte-Brown was invited to speak at the inaugural Labster virtual conference, Science Online (SO): Inspired, to share her expertise on how to prepare students for their new learning environment.

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