STEM

mySci program spotlighted on educational podcast

By myralopez on April 25, 2019 in Faculty & Staff, mySci, Science, STEM

Rachel Ruggirello, associate director of the Institute for School Partnership and Jeanne Norris, K-8 curriculum coordinator for the ISP, recently joined The Rotten Apples Podcast and talked to host Amy Peach about the innovative mySci program that provides K-8 teachers across the St. Louis region...

STEMpact STEM TQ Summer Institute

By myralopez on April 17, 2019 in

Some 120 local educators are participating in this two week summer institute held at Washington University and various STEM locations throughout the region. The 2019 STEMpact Teacher Quality experience will be a 100-hour, yearlong learning endeavor involving teams of teachers from St. Louis regio...

Physics Family Fun Day: Electricity & Magnetism

By myralopez on February 21, 2019 in

Calling all middle school students and their families! Join us as we talk about Van der Graaff generators, magnetic induction, batteries and more!  Learn some shocking facts with demos and hands-on activities! Make your own battery and experience levitating plates. RSVP at washu.physics.outrach@g...

Women in STEM Day 2019

By myralopez on January 28, 2019 in

National Engineers Week is a week dedicated to celebrating how engineers make a difference in the world, and hosting engineering activities for students and educators across the nation. This year, National Engineers Week is from February 17 to February 23, 2019. The Society of Women Engineers (SW...

mySci Do program brings science to life for St. Louis students

By myralopez on January 1, 2019 in Science, STEM

A collaboration of Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership, The Little Bit Foundation and other community partners is seeking to provide more equitable access to 21st century STEM in underserved schools. The mySci Do program engages students in learning through making, comp...

mySci’s Arch Hour of Code Challenge

By myralopez on November 29, 2018 in mySci, Science, STEM

In 1933, St. Louis attorney Luther Elly Smith conceived of a monument honoring Thomas Jefferson and his vision for westward expansion. In 1947, a national design competition for a monument was launched. Architect Eero Saarinen’s stainless steel Arch was chosen the winner, and construction o...

Op-ed: Creating a STEM-strong St. Louis

By myralopez on November 22, 2018 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

STEM is all around us, from the complex to the simple. Take your smartphone, for example. This device wouldn’t be possible without the brainpower of engineers. Additionally, improved treatments and cures for diseases are possible because of scientists and medical professionals who have a deep und...

Video: Taking STEM TQ lessons back to the classroom

By myralopez on November 5, 2018 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

It was with apprehension that Kelly Abraham sat down in July for her first day of STEMpact’s two-week STEM Teacher Quality (STEM TQ) Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. Of the 150 K-8 teachers taking part, she was the only fine arts teacher, and not really sure how much of it would b...