School of Engineering and Applied Science

Bringing cutting-edge research to K-12 classrooms

By gbarajas on May 18, 2016 in Faculty & Staff, Science

Research should not be isolated to the laboratory. At least that is what Young-Shin Jun, the Harold D. Jolley Career Development associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, believes. Jun came to the university in January of 2008, joining the Department of Energy, Environmental and ...

Inspiring future STEM leaders

By myralopez on October 11, 2015 in Community Engagement, STEM

The gym at University City High School buzzed with the energy and anticipation of a pep rally. However, the teams present came not for a battle of brawn but of brains. For Washington University undergraduate Mani Raman, the scene at U City’s First LEGO League (FLL) Fall Warm-Up was a familiar one...

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...

Booting up for bootcamp

By myralopez on July 1, 2015 in Engineering, Science

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...