Cook's Trail, Athens, Ga. Photo by Jacob Cawthon.
The Andrews Lab specializes in college biology education research. We are trained as both biologists and social scientists and are always recruiting new trainees and collaborators who are passionate about improving undergraduate STEM education through research.
We study how college biology faculty can be best supported to help all students learn in undergraduate STEM courses, especially at research institutions. Our research takes a systems approach to studying undergraduate teaching. That means that means that we consider multiple levels and interrelated factors that influence teaching that occurs in college classrooms. We consider cognitive, affective, social, cultural, and structural factors that influence teaching. Our ultimate goal is to improve learning, inclusion, and diversity in undergraduate STEM, and especially the life sciences, because well-trained and diverse scientists are vital to society.