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ISP faculty fellow honored

By myralopez on January 11, 2018 in Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff, Science

Institute for School Partnership Faculty Fellow David Kirk is being honored as an outstanding science educator by the Academy of Science – St. Louis. Kirk, PhD, professor emeritus in the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Science Educator Award. It r...

ISP leads Hour of Code

By myralopez on December 7, 2017 in Community Engagement, Science, STEM

“I made it move,” an ecstatic Jalen Royston said as he bolted up from his seat, pumping his fists in the air. He’d inputted the correct code to make clouds on his computer screen move to the left. Sporting a “Hello, I’m Awesome” T-shirt, Jalen, a fifth-grader at Barbara C. Jordan Elementary Schoo...

Challenging stereotypes, changing lives

By myralopez on October 25, 2017 in College Access, Science, Teacher Leadership

Located at the southernmost tip of Texas, the Rio Grande Valley is at some points less than a mile from Mexico’s border. While it is home to some of the poorest counties in the country, it’s one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. That growth amounts to more than 340,000 students...

mySci program doubles in size 2 years in a row

By myralopez on August 15, 2017 in mySci, Science, STEM

Twelve years after its launch, the innovative mySci curriculum program developed by Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership (ISP) and local teacher leaders is seeing incredible growth, doubling in size two years in a row. This school year, St. Louis Public Schools will introduce ...

K-12 Ambassador Spotlight: Aysswarya Manoharan

By WashU on May 16, 2017 in College Access, Community Engagement

K-12 Connections is a partnership of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, the Institute for School Partnership, and the Office of Government and Community Relations. It connects the Washington University community with volunteer opportunities involving high-needs urban schoo...

mySci program: Empowering students, instilling confidence in teachers

By myralopez on April 15, 2017 in mySci, Science

In the big picture, Jennifer Besowshek is a Twitter newbie. She only joined the social media network in November 2016. But in that short amount of time this second-grade teacher at Prairie View Elementary School in the Wentzville School District has become an active user and one of her favorite s...

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...