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Featured Research

The Searle Center recently completed a National Science Foundation-funded project to study critical thinking in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Read more about the Enhancing Critical Thinking in STEM Disciplines project.

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Featured Resources: Undergrads

We've expanded the undergraduate resources on our site! Check out Undergraduate Academic Resources for information on peer mentoring, tutoring, study groups, learning and study advice, and more.

Featured Publications

The Searle Center recently published Making Scientists: Six Principles for Effective College Teaching, chronicling more than 10 years of experience with the Gateway Science Workshop program and offering lessons based on the program for teaching practice.

Interested in engineering education research?  Look for Greg Light's co-authored article "Framing Qualitative Methods in Engineering Education Research," in the Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Research.

Seyi Balogun

Seyi Balogun

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Balogun, whose research focuses on materials characterization, nondestructive evaluation, elastic wave propagation, and ultrasonic and optical sensors, is a former Searle Fellow who seeks to promote deep learning of engineering principles in his undergraduate courses.
Kati Sweany

Kati Sweany

Fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Theatre and Drama

Sweany’s work examines scientists and educators who use performance to teach non-scientists about the human brain. She has taught theatre practice, history, and theory, as well as humanities and English, and is a former Searle Graduate Teaching Fellow.