Rick Moog Kicks Off AAU Speaker Series

The AAU STEM Education Initiative project team, CIRCLE, and The Teaching Center are co-sponsoring a new speaker series, Innovations and Evidence-based Pedagogies in Undergraduate STEM Courses.

The series will begin on November 17 at 4:00 pm in Wilson 214 with a talk by Rick Moog, Professor of Chemistry at Franklin and Marshall College and Director of The POGIL Project, on Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. POGIL is an approach to collaborative learning that has been successfully implemented across the disciplines. All Washington University faculty are invited to participate.

Upcoming speakers in the AAU series  include

  • February 4, 2016: Stephen M. Kosslyn, Psychology, founding dean of  The Minerva Schools. Kosslyn is one of the world’s foremost cognitive scientists, having made fundamental theoretical and empirical contributions to the understanding of the cognitive and neural bases of mental, or visual, imagery in human cognition.
  • Fall 2016 (date to be determined): Julie Stanton, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Georgia. Stanton will discuss her research on metacognition, as well as practical ways to help students develop metacognitive skills so that they can be more effective learners.