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First times and final flights

By myralopez on May 13, 2015 in College Access, Community Engagement, Engineering, Science, STEM

Through the ups-and-downs of perfectly timed launches and devastating crashes, first-time and veteran flyers from area schools tried their hand at going the distance. In the Washington University Field House, 36 teams from 14 different schools across the region gathered to test their engineering ...

Compton-Drew students step into new world

By myralopez on November 4, 2014 in College Access, Community Engagement

The lights dimmed. A lilting melody drifted out over the audience, and a spotlight illuminated the silhouettes of dancers as they glided on stage. The students filling the seats of Edison Theatre held their breath for a moment as they witnessed something far outside their cultural norm. On Friday...

WUSTL’s new College Prep Program recruiting its first cohort

By myralopez on January 31, 2014 in College Access

Program will prepare high-achieving students with limited resources for life on a college campus (January 31, 2014 by Diane Toroian Keaggy) Washington University in St. Louis has started to accept nominations for its College Prep Program, a new initiative that will prepare high-achieving high sch...

Explore Engineering a big success

By myralopez on June 19, 2013 in College Access, Community Engagement

What would you do if you were given a box filled with straws, pipe cleaners, rubber bands, clothespins, string, dental floss, tape and a funnel? More than 30 area high school students who participated in Explore Engineering June 6 used those items and a few others to design a functional prostheti...

Bringing nanotech to middle school

By myralopez on January 31, 2013 in College Access, Community Engagement

Jan. 31, 2013 “Students from Brittany Woods Middle School in the University City School District and Hixson Middle School in the Webster Groves School District came to the Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Campus Jan. 29 to participate in the “Investigating Nanotechnology” program.” Rea...