Engineering

A novel approach to engineering

By gbarajas on February 29, 2016 in Community Engagement, Educator Resources, Engineering, STEM

A voice crackles over the intercom, calling for the attention of all engineers in the building. However, the listening ears belong, not to adults, but to the students of Bermuda Elementary in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The students at Bermuda were about to participate in the first o...

5 engineering projects we love

By gbarajas on February 22, 2016 in Educator Resources, Engineering

To celebration National Engineers Week, we wanted to share our top five engineering projects that are perfect for K-5 students and easily integrated into any science curriculum. Building a windmill Suggested Grade Level: 4th-5th This engineering project is one of our favorites because it simplifi...

Weaver presents at STEM Summit

By gbarajas on December 1, 2015 in Engineering, Faculty & Staff, MySci, Science

In a world of evolving technologies and complex problems, training children as young as kindergartners to think like engineers may be the key to helping them prepare for the future. This is the stance that Kimberly Weaver, engineering educator at Washington University’s Institute for School Partn...

A novel approach to engineering

By myralopez on September 5, 2015 in Engineering

A voice crackles over the intercom, calling for the attention of all engineers in the building. However, the listening ears belong, not to adults, but to the students of Bermuda Elementary in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The students at Bermuda were about to participate in the first o...

Booting up for bootcamp

By myralopez on July 1, 2015 in Engineering, Science

For one week of their summer vacation, a group of high school students challenged themselves to a new type of bootcamp. Through a partnership of Washington University’s School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Institute for School Partnership (ISP), the IT Bootcamp put students through...

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 ...