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ISP has plan to boost math instruction, hires two math specialists

By myralopez on August 24, 2018 in Faculty & Staff, STEM

How many times have you heard people say, “I’m not good at math?” It’s become such a common refrain that the statement usually draws laughs or nods of agreement. But why is it socially acceptable to say you’re bad at math but not to say that you’re bad at English or reading? Most people would [&h...

500 girls explore STEAM careers at Washington University

By Public Affairs on March 9, 2017 in Community Engagement, Science, STEM

The science is clear: girls think boys are better at science. That’s wrong, of course. Still, subtle and not-so-subtle messages from parents, teachers and the media lead girls to doubt their abilities. The result: enormous gender gaps in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. “B...

Engaging students in exploration

By gbarajas on March 7, 2016 in Community Engagement, Educator Resources, mySci, Science

His fans call him Mr. Roco, and he may be the most famous member of the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) team at Washington University. Each week Mr. Roco visits local schools with the MySci Investigation Station, where he is often met with screams from his adoring, or slightly terrified, f...

Old partnerships, new opportunities

By myralopez on June 11, 2015 in mySci, Science

As science and engineering education becomes increasingly important in K-12 schools, the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis strengthened an old connection to East St. Louis to bring new opportunities to educators. For two days, the ISP opened up its MySci...

Teachers experience firsthand cutting-edge research

By myralopez on June 5, 2015 in Faculty & Staff, Science

It’s not every day that a person gets to see something levitate, unless of course, that person knows Washington University’s Ken Kelton. Kelton, PhD, the Arthur Holly Compton Professor in Arts & Sciences, recently invited a group of educators from the St. Louis chapter of the American Chemica...