A novel approach to 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 of many all-day builds as a part of […]

Booting up for bootcamp

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 a three-day intensive workshop, focusing on web development and STEM […]

First times and final flights

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 might in the final flight of the Boeing Engineering Design Challenge. […]

TESLA inspires students in STEM

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 with Nicholas Okafor, a […]

Engineering for Others

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 to continue a partnership that began back in 2011. The […]

Annual challenge fun way for students to consider STEM careers

Alex Kueser (above, left), Jacob Massmann and Tommy Kueser, all of Eureka High School in southwest St. Louis County, prepare their plane for launch during the Boeing Design Challenge at the Washington University Field House April 29. They were among 110 area high school students from six school districts on 26 teams who designed and […]

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

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 Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science. The community […]

mySci Resource Center opens Feb. 18

Washington University in St. Louis’ Institute for School Partnership (ISP) and the signature science education program developed in conjunction with Monsanto Fund, MySci, will take a major step forward Monday, Feb. 18, when it opens the MySci Resource Center at 6601 Vernon Ave. Refurbished with the help of a $2.2 million grant from the Monsanto […]