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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...

Leading the way in science education

By gbarajas on January 14, 2016 in Educator Resources, Science, STEM

Debbie Spiezio has taught in Rockwood School District for nearly 30 years, and today, her students will learn about the digestive system. However, the curriculum that will guide this lesson was not something that she found online, that her district provided her, or that was written by someone at ...

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...

New grant program announced for St. Louis teachers

By myralopez on November 10, 2015 in Charter Schools, Faculty & Staff

In a morning assembly full of science and just a hint of magic, German science and technology company Merck KGaA announced a new grant program for teachers in the St. Louis area. The morning began with Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton dazzling students at KIPP Inspire Academy with a...

ISP honors eight faculty fellows

By myralopez on November 9, 2015 in Faculty & Staff

The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University welcomes eight new faculty members to its Faculty Fellows program. Started in 2010 with the establishment of the Institute for School Partnership, the program honors faculty members for their research and work on behalf of K-12 e...

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 ...