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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...

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...

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...

Old partnerships, new opportunities

By myralopez on June 11, 2015 in mySci, Science

As science and engineering education becomes increasingly important in K-12 schools, the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis strengthened an old connection to East St. Louis to bring new opportunities to educators. For two days, the ISP opened up its MySci...

Taking on fifth grade with confidence

By myralopez on March 13, 2015 in mySci, Science

Even as the sun begins to dip at the end of a long school day, light still streams through the big windows in Kandace Ortiz’s classroom at Hanrahan Elementary in Jennings School District. Colorful artwork, stacks of books and piles of assignments hint at the 60 students that file in and out of he...

mySci recognized as STEM education leader

By myralopez on November 1, 2014 in Faculty & Staff, mySci, Science

The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis gained new recognition for its effective and innovative programming in STEM education. In May 2014, Spirit of St. Louis held an Air Show and STEM Expo, where performing legends The Blue Angels and interactive display...

Kimberly Weaver joins the ISP as engineering educator

By myralopez on July 28, 2014 in Faculty & Staff, mySci

The Institute for School Partnership is pleased to welcome Kimberly R. Weaver, PE, to a new engineering educator position. As she gets started, Kim will be working with ISP school partners to implement engineering projects embedded within new mySci units. Kim holds degrees in both civil and envir...