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  • CASTLE @ Science Festival

    CASTLE Ambassadors Volunteer at the Philadelphia Science Festival

    April 30, 2018

    On Saturday, April 28, 2018, seven CASTLE Ambassadors volunteered at the Philadelphia Science Festival to teach hands-on STEM lessons to the community. These undergraduate STEM majors delivered lessons dedicated to demonstrating and understanding the concept of sound. 

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  • DTSO Earth Day

    DragonsTeach Student Organization Hosts Earth Day Fair

    April 27, 2018

    On Friday, April 20, 2018 the DragonsTeach Student Organization (DTSO) hosted an Earth Day Fair for 3rd-5th grade students at Greenfield Elementary School. Eight undergraduate STEM majors organized STEM activities such as “cloud in a jar” and “oil spill clean-up” to help younger students understand different environmental processes. Greenfield students were also able to discover their carbon footprint and contribute to a large banner with a pledge to care for the environment.


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  • CASTLE Seminar with David A. Delaine

    Drexel CASTLE invites conversation on STEM education transformation through seminar series

    April 25, 2018

    The CASTLE seminar series is focused on continuous improvements in STEM education teaching and learning. Dr. Adam Fontecchio, Director of CASTLE, invites speakers from a variety of institutions to lead conversations on local, regional and national trends in the transformation of STEM education. The seminar is open to all who are interested in STEM education.

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  • Drexel and TechGirlz Team to Connect Middle School Girls with Technology

    April 11, 2018

    Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and TechGirlz today announced a wide-ranging partnership designed to expand the number of middle school girls receiving technology instruction. This collaboration is part of the recently announced TechGirlz 20k for 2020 campaign, in which the organization seeks to set 20,000 girls on The Path to a technology career over the next two years.

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  • sxsw panel

    Modernizing Learning Using Experiential Learning: CASTLE Leadership Presents at National 2018 SxSWEdu Conference

    April 09, 2018

    STEM education leaders, Adam Fontecchio, PhD, Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering, and Director of Drexel University’s (CASTLE), and Jennifer Stanford, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Co-director of CASTLE joined David Delaine, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Education, Ohio State University, to lead a panel presentation at the 2018 National SxSWEdu Conference on March 5, 2018.

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    Drexel CASTLE receives funding for collaborative research project

    April 09, 2018

    Ten member institutions in the CIRTL Network including Drexel University were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (iUSE) research grant titled: “Preparing Future Faculty to Improve STEM Education: Broadening the National Impact of the CIRTL Network.” Drexel received $199,900.37 over a three year period of a larger $2,999,267.00 grant from the NSF. The purpose of the project works to increase the number of future faculty participants within the CIRTL Network.

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  • 2nd Annual Bridging UTeach Workshop

    2nd Annual Workshop for Bridging UTeach & Engineering – plus Computer Science

    April 02, 2018

    Over the last few years, a conversation has been ongoing to increase participation of the engineering and computer science disciplines in the UTeach community. In an effort to expand this discussion, the Second Annual Workshop for Bridging UTeach & Engineering – plus Computer Science was hosted in Boulder, Colorado from January 25-26, 2018.


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  • experiential learning

    CASTLE receives grant to work across campuses to assess experiential learning

    April 02, 2018

    “Multisite longitudinal educational studies are challenging because each institution has a unique educational structure, experiential opportunities, and data systems,” adds William Mongan, Teaching Professor and Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs with the Department of Computer Science. “By collaborating on these challenges, we enable the study of educational effectiveness through experiential learning spanning the disciplines across several institutions. That study will identify best practices and inform effective development of our curricula.”

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