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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...

Hawthorn teacher named PBS Digital Innovator

By myralopez on May 15, 2017 in Charter Schools, Teacher Leadership

Growing up, Andrea Woods was the person everybody in her family turned to for technology issues –  whether it was setting up the VCR to record or finding her grandmother’s favorite radio station in the car. That early problem solving experience laid the foundation for what has become her life’s p...

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...

mySci program boosts science learning, standardized test scores

By Public Affairs on February 9, 2017 in mySci, Science, STEM

Pattonville School District elementary students – at every grade level and of every ability – have made statistically significant gains in science after completing the innovative mySci curriculum developed by the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis. The da...

Mentoring the next generation of scientists

By WashU on February 2, 2017 in Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff, Science

Last weekend, Washington University hosted the 7th annual St. Louis Area Brain Bee (SLABB) in Rebstock Hall on the Danforth Campus. The Brain Bee is an international neuroscience competition for students in grades 9-12. This year, 55 students from 44 high schools around the St. Louis region parti...