Community Engagement

mySci takes on middle school

By gbarajas on July 28, 2015 in Community Engagement, mySci, Science, STEM

The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University has partnered once again with the Monsanto Fund to bring high quality science education to students in St. Louis. The Monsanto Fund awarded the ISP with a $1,935,000 grant, beginning July 1st, 2015. Over the three-year grant, the...

Building engineers at Cardinal Ritter

By myralopez on June 4, 2015 in Community Engagement, Science, Workshop

With steady hands, a team of high school students carefully placed a pack of index cards on top of a tower made only of straws and paper clips, holding their breath to see if it would stand. For one school day, Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership (ISP) worked alongside Cardin...

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 ...

Bridging the gap, elementary STEM

By myralopez on May 4, 2015 in Community Engagement, Science, STEM

With the help of toothpicks, marshmallows and some sticky fingers, a group of Airport Elementary students from Ferguson-Florissant School District stepped into the shoes of engineers for an afternoon. The K-12 Ambassadors from Washington University in St. Louis joined an initiative at the school ...

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...