Faculty & Staff

New grant program announced for St. Louis teachers

By myralopez on November 10, 2015 in Charter Schools, Faculty & Staff

In a morning assembly full of science and just a hint of magic, German science and technology company Merck KGaA announced a new grant program for teachers in the St. Louis area. The morning began with Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton dazzling students at KIPP Inspire Academy with a...

ISP honors eight faculty fellows

By myralopez on November 9, 2015 in Faculty & Staff

The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University welcomes eight new faculty members to its Faculty Fellows program. Started in 2010 with the establishment of the Institute for School Partnership, the program honors faculty members for their research and work on behalf of K-12 e...

Answering the call

By gbarajas on November 4, 2015 in Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff

In a brightly lit forum of the Brown School’s new Hillman Hall, a collection of Washington University leaders addressed the recent calls to action made by the Ferguson Commission. In the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon formed the Commission to take an honest assessment of ...

ISP welcomes three new teacher leaders

By myralopez on October 16, 2015 in Faculty & Staff, mySci

This year, the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) welcomes three new teacher leaders to its team. Through a variety of opportunities, the ISP seeks to empower educators to lead inside and outside of their classrooms, giving them the resources and experiences they need to affect real change in...

Dedication to education

By myralopez on September 15, 2015 in Faculty & Staff, Science

An individual’s level of dedication is often measured by the time spent in service to a particular cause. For Jack Wiegers, his dedication to science education cannot only be measured in hours and days but in years, 64 years to be exact. For that, on August 22, 2015, the St. Louis Area Physics Te...

Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, region’s first all-girls charter school, launches with help from Washington University

By Public Affairs on August 6, 2015 in Charter Schools, College Access, Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff

Program puts the ‘E’ in STEM education with innovative engineering curriculum Launching this month, Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls will offer sixth and seventh-grade girls a rigorous education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But Hawthorn’s curriculum covers ...

Teachers experience firsthand cutting-edge research

By myralopez on June 5, 2015 in Faculty & Staff, Science

It’s not every day that a person gets to see something levitate, unless of course, that person knows Washington University’s Ken Kelton. Kelton, PhD, the Arthur Holly Compton Professor in Arts & Sciences, recently invited a group of educators from the St. Louis chapter of the American Chemica...

Design thinking: the bathroom and beyond

By myralopez on April 5, 2015 in Faculty & Staff, Workshop

To discuss how educators think through and make decisions, an assortment of university and K-12 school leaders gathered in an unlikely place: a high school bathroom. In a time of education reform, partnerships between K-12 schools and outside universities, organizations and businesses are more im...

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...