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Connecting K-12 students with the arts

By myralopez on December 15, 2016 in Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff

For Joanna Das, sharing her love of the arts with high school students and encouraging their creativity has always been important. As a graduate student, she went against her professor’s advice and decided to teach a Saturday dance class to high school students at the Museum of the City of New Yo...

Being smart is cool

By myralopez on December 10, 2016 in Faculty & Staff, mySci, Science

“It’s OK to be smart, and it’s actually really cool,” Jeanne Norris says. The curriculum coordinator with the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University is sitting at a table typing away on her laptop adorned with a sticker that says, “Be The Nerd.” “I consider myself a standards w...

Bridging education research and practice

By myralopez on October 15, 2016 in Educator Resources, Teacher Leadership

Great strides are being made in education research. Despite those great efforts by great people challenges persist. In particular, effectively scaling up or replicating successful educational programs proves difficult. The solution to bridging the gap between research and practice is Design-Based...

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016 - Cohort 1 (rising high school seniors) held their closing dinner Thursday in the Mudd Multipurpose Room. This was the last residential summer for this cohort. Provost Holden Thorp and several students from his class this summer played together in a Motown-like band at the dinner.  PLEASE SEE DIANNE KEAGGY FOR CAPTION INFORMATION Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr./WUSTL Photos

University announces College Prep Scholarship

By Public Affairs on June 30, 2016 in College Access, Community Engagement

Washington University in St. Louis has announced a major new scholarship initiative that will support low-income and first-generation students from the St. Louis region. The College Prep Scholarship will provide a Washington University undergraduate education to qualified graduates of its College...

A novel approach to engineering

By gbarajas on February 29, 2016 in Community Engagement, Educator Resources, Engineering, STEM

A voice crackles over the intercom, calling for the attention of all engineers in the building. However, the listening ears belong, not to adults, but to the students of Bermuda Elementary in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The students at Bermuda were about to participate in the first o...