David Kirk

2019 Darwin Day Celebration

By myralopez on December 27, 2018 in

Celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday with a free evolution education event for area K-12 teachers DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2019 TIME: Registration & continental breakfast 8 am. Program 8:25 am to 1:00 pm LOCATION: Room 202, Life Sciences Building, Washington University Danforth Campus Keyno...

David Kirk

By myralopez on May 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

Evolution should be an important part of a sound K-12 science curriculum For much of his career, Washington University biology professor David Kirk, PhD, focused his research on the spherical, multicellular green alga, Volvox carteri. Kirk, in collaboration with his late wife Marilyn M. Kirk, the...

ISP faculty fellow honored

By myralopez on January 11, 2018 in Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff, Science

Institute for School Partnership Faculty Fellow David Kirk is being honored as an outstanding science educator by the Academy of Science – St. Louis. Kirk, PhD, professor emeritus in the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Science Educator Award. It r...

Battling misconceptions of teaching evolution

By myralopez on September 15, 2017 in Science, STEM, Teacher Leadership

Teacher Deirdre “Didi” Noelker climbs up on a stool and grabs an animal skull from atop a cabinet. It’s a replica of a saber-toothed cat. A gift from her husband. “The more I teach, the more I realize evolution weaves through everything I teach in biology,” says Noelker, as she cradles the skull....

The evolution of David Kirk

By myralopez on January 9, 2017 in Faculty & Staff

When David Kirk was leaving for college, his father had some parting words for him – professors would try and teach him about evolution and he wasn’t to believe a word they said. The advice wasn’t completely unexpected. Kirk’s dad was religiously ultraconservative. Kirk, professor emeritus in the...