Deirdre Noelker

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....

Teachers experience firsthand cutting-edge research

By myralopez on June 5, 2015 in Faculty & Staff, Science

It’s not every day that a person gets to see something levitate, unless of course, that person knows Washington University’s Ken Kelton. Kelton, PhD, the Arthur Holly Compton Professor in Arts & Sciences, recently invited a group of educators from the St. Louis chapter of the American Chemica...