Science

WashU students support next generation of brain scientists

By gbarajas on February 9, 2016 in Science

Chemistry Olympiad. Quiz Bowl. Math League. Science fairs. As a high school student, Suhas Gondi could have competed in any of the big academic showdowns. He chose Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition. “It’s a pretty specific topic, yes. But the brain encompasses so much: chemistry, biology, psy...

Leading the way in science education

By gbarajas on January 14, 2016 in Educator Resources, Science, STEM

Debbie Spiezio has taught in Rockwood School District for nearly 30 years, and today, her students will learn about the digestive system. However, the curriculum that will guide this lesson was not something that she found online, that her district provided her, or that was written by someone at ...

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...

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...

A presidential pursuit

By myralopez on August 15, 2015 in Science, Teacher Leadership

Pencils scribble furiously as teacher Kathleen Dwyer asks for smiles of confidence once each student has finished solving the problem. Once each face is grinning ear-to-ear, Dwyer announces the correct answer to her students with the energy and enthusiasm of a sportscaster. However, the members o...

Continuing education: for the love of learning

By myralopez on August 10, 2015 in Science, Teacher Leadership, Uncategorized

For three weeks this summer, 18 teachers from across the country came to Washington University in St. Louis to take the next step on the path towards excellence in teaching. The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Wash U offers teachers a specialized Master’s in Biology that caters specific...