Washington University

WashU students support next generation of brain scientists

By gbarajas on February 9, 2016 in Science

Chemistry Olympiad. Quiz Bowl. Math League. Science fairs. As a high school student, Suhas Gondi could have competed in any of the big academic showdowns. He chose Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition. “It’s a pretty specific topic, yes. But the brain encompasses so much: chemistry, biology, psy...

Weaver presents at STEM Summit

By gbarajas on December 1, 2015 in Engineering, Faculty & Staff, mySci, Science

In a world of evolving technologies and complex problems, training children as young as kindergartners to think like engineers may be the key to helping them prepare for the future. This is the stance that Kimberly Weaver, engineering educator at Washington University’s Institute for School Partn...

Answering the call

By gbarajas on November 4, 2015 in Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff

In a brightly lit forum of the Brown School’s new Hillman Hall, a collection of Washington University leaders addressed the recent calls to action made by the Ferguson Commission. In the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon formed the Commission to take an honest assessment of ...

ISP welcomes three new teacher leaders

By myralopez on October 16, 2015 in Faculty & Staff, mySci

This year, the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) welcomes three new teacher leaders to its team. Through a variety of opportunities, the ISP seeks to empower educators to lead inside and outside of their classrooms, giving them the resources and experiences they need to affect real change in...

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...