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CASTLE leads the effort to promote inclusive teaching in STEM with new HHMI award

November 30, 2022

As part of a national initiative by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Drexel University will team with 14 other colleges and universities as part of a learning community that will take a closer look at how to promote inclusive teaching to more effectively engage students from all backgrounds, including those who belong to groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The HHMI Inclusive Excellence grant will provide Drexel with $1.155 million in funding over the next six years to support this effort as part of the work of its Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching & Learning Excellence (CASTLE). These funds will support both direct work at Drexel to advance the use of inclusive teaching practices and will allow Drexel to support the broader work of the learning community in understanding, promoting, and evaluating inclusive teaching.


HHMI created the Inclusive Excellence program five years ago to address what it sees as a challenge and an opportunity when it comes to helping students from first-generation and non-traditional educational backgrounds and groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science fields succeed in college.

Read the full DrexelNEWS article here.