As a research fellow at DePauw, Dr. Percy L. Julian included undergratuate students in his research to synthesize physostigmine. Building on that legacy, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry continues a longstanding history of supporting undergraduate research. Recongnizing tht there is inequity in who participates in research, our department recently initiated an application process open to all students in our courses to equalize the way in which stuents learn about and get started in research. Students in our structure and propterties of organiz molecules course view and reflect on the Forgotten Genius documentary and the recently awarded HHMU Inclusive Excellence Initiative grant has provided many faculty members development opportunities in inclusive pedagogy. In May, Dr. Julian was appointed posthumously to the DePauw University faculty. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry celebrates this appointment and continues to work toward creating a positive and inviting atmosphere for all students at DePauw.
Hansen, Jeff; Roberts, Jacqueline; and Martoglio, Richard, "Percy Julian and the Rise in Inclusive Pedagogy in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry" (2021). President Lori S. White Inauguration Symposium. 9.