Engineering

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 ...

TESLA inspires students in STEM

By myralopez on April 15, 2015 in Engineering

As the school year draws to a close and a wave of soon-to-be graduates prepares for life outside the walls of Washington University in St. Louis, one student group knows that changing the world doesn’t have to wait until after Commencement. It all began at Brittany Woods Middle School in 2012 wit...

Engineering for Others

By myralopez on January 10, 2015 in Engineering, Faculty & Staff

While many college students headed home for the holidays, a group of six students and two mentors from Washington University in St. Louis instead boarded a plane bound for Ethiopia. The students, all members of the Engineers Without Borders Washington University (EWB-WU) student chapter, traveled...

Explore Engineering gives high-school students a taste of the field

By myralopez on June 6, 2013 in Engineering, STEM

Creating a prosthetic hand from funnels, Popsicle sticks and other everyday items will challenge area high school juniors and seniors June 6 at Washington University in St. Louis. About 30 students from local high schools will participate in Explore Engineering, a daylong event sponsored by Washi...