STEM

Improving STEM integration in schools

By myralopez on October 5, 2015 in STEM, STEMpact

After an action packed two-week institute for teachers this summer, STEMpact and the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis returned this fall to deliver a STEM Leadership Series to school leaders across Missouri. Partnering with the Missouri Math and Science Coali...

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...

Educators lead the way in STEM

By myralopez on July 2, 2015 in Science, STEM, STEMpact, Teacher Leadership

For the fourth year, a select group of St. Louis-area and Metro East educators will spend two weeks learning how to enhance their teaching in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “The goal is not just to raise test scores but to foster and grow a lifelong interest in the...

First times and final flights

By myralopez on May 13, 2015 in College Access, Community Engagement, Engineering, Science, STEM

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 ...

Bridging the gap, elementary STEM

By myralopez on May 4, 2015 in Community Engagement, Science, STEM

With the help of toothpicks, marshmallows and some sticky fingers, a group of Airport Elementary students from Ferguson-Florissant School District stepped into the shoes of engineers for an afternoon. The K-12 Ambassadors from Washington University in St. Louis joined an initiative at the school ...

Hazelwood inspires students in STEM

By myralopez on February 15, 2015 in Science, STEM

For one Saturday in January, Washington University students and faculty joined hands with a longtime school partner to bring a STEM Extravaganza to the Hazelwood community. Rows of booths and tables lined the cafeteria of Hazelwood Central High School, as students of all ages explored what the co...

Local STEM collaboration serves as national template

By myralopez on November 3, 2014 in STEM, STEMpact

Washington University in St. Louis’ Institute for School Partnership (ISP), along with local business leaders Sigma-Aldrichand Monsanto, presented at a nation-wide conference this fall, giving new insights on both the impact and importance of corporate partnerships in STEM education. The annual C...