Building engineers at Cardinal Ritter

With steady hands, a team of high school students carefully placed a pack of index cards on top of a tower made only of straws and paper clips, holding their breath to see if it would stand. For one school day, Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership (ISP) worked alongside Cardinal Ritter College Prep High […]

Design thinking: the bathroom and beyond

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 important that ever. Washington University in St. Louis and the University […]

mySci goes nationwide at NSTA

Science teachers from across the United States gathered at three regional National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) conferences this past fall to collaborate and learn best practices in science education. At each of these conferences, staff from the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis shared their experiences in the K-5 classroom. […]

Help students reach for the stars with astronomy course for teachers

ISP Faculty Fellow Pat Gibbons, PhD, and Jack Wiegers, ISP science educator, are offering an astronomy course for teachers during the fall 2014 semester. Edu 6012 Earth and Planetary Systems will be geared towards teachers of grades 3-8 and will include multiple hands-on investigations. Learn to build simple equipment that students can construct in the […]

PARC offers FREE talks and tours in March and April

The WUSTL Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC) is offering several unique opportunities in March and April for the public to tour sustainably-focused facilities, meet with scientists, and learn more about energy technologies in development at Washington University. The events are geared toward the general public, and teachers and students are encouraged to attend. The Science […]

Teachers, students, and public learn about “green” chemistry

Rachel Ruggirello, ISP curriculum and assessment specialist, and Robert Blankenship, PhD, ISP faculty fellow and the Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences at Washington University, were part of the team hosting the “Photosynthesis in Our Lives” event Aug. 11, 2013. A precursor to a meeting of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research, the […]

“Photosynthesis in Our Lives”

A chance to explore the hottest research topic in St. Louis St. Louis is known for its plant science, but few of us know what is going on in the labs we drive by on the way to work. Now is our chance to find out. The International Society of Photosynthesis Research, meeting this August […]

Science Teachers Take on Hot Topics

Despite cool spring temperatures, April proved to be a “hot” month for the nearly 40 middle and high school science teachers who attended two Hot Topics Workshops, one on Wind Energy and one on Biomass Energy. Sponsored by HHMI and WUSTL’s Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center, these workshops on sustainable energy sources provide teachers with hands-on, […]