Beth Martin teaches a range of courses from a first-year seminar focusing on the environment of St. Louis to a senior-level seminar that prepares students to attend the international climate negotiations along with her.
Consistent in Martin’s teaching is a desire for students to see and understand how what they are learning has relevance and meaning in the world outside of the classroom. She is the interim director of the Washington University Climate Change Program. As a Faculty Fellow at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, she worked to share her knowledge on community engagement with students and with other science and engineering faculty.
Beth Martin, interim director of the university’s Climate Change Program, writes in Missouri Humanities Magazine about how the humanities can help answer big questions of those who work in climate change, such as ‘How are we understanding each other?’ and ‘What are our individual and collective responsibilities?’
Faculty experts from across Washington University in St. Louis draw upon their research, their instruction, their experience and their thought leadership to proffer insight and ideas for the new administration, the new beginning.
After the contentious 2020 presidential election, Washington University in St. Louis faculty experts offer their predictions and perspectives on the legal battle ensuing, the election process, the transition of power and the future for both President-elect Joe Biden’s administration and President Donald Trump’s.
As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Washington University in St. Louis continues to advance the university’s sustainability and climate change platform, despite pandemic protocol shifts.
Ten students are among representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Poland for COP24, the U.N. conference on climate change. This year’s meeting will focus on how to achieve climate goals set in the 2015 Paris Agreement.