Washington University in St. Louis

Where’s the shade at the ballpark?

By myralopez on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: The next time you go to a ball game, notice how the sun moves across the stadium. Is your seat in the sun or the shade? In what inning does that change? What about the batter’s box? The score board? Questions to ask: Which direction does the sun rise in the morning and set in [&he...

Sally Elgin: Lessons learned in a life of science

By myralopez on April 27, 2018 in Faculty & Staff

Nowadays Sally Elgin would probably be referred to as gifted or talented. But in the 1950s, a really smart girl was obnoxious or a nerd. “I come from a long line of nerds and it’s not always a good social position to be in,” explains Elgin, the Viktor Hamburger Professor of Arts & Sciences at...