Encouraging graduate education

Shirley J. Dyke, Ph.D. (center), the Edward C. Dicke Professor of Engineering, meets students from Chinese universities during a scholarship information exchange event at the International Graduate Scholarship Conference held Oct. 17 and 18 in Beijing, China. Washington University, the China Scholarship Council and the Responsive Ph.D. Group co-sponsored the fourth annual conference that brought together leaders of 40 prominent universities across China and graduate deans and faculty from 14 leading U.S. research universities in the Responsive Ph.D. Group. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and seven others from WUSTL participated in the conference, titled “International Cooperation in Graduate Education: Dual and Joint Degree Programs.” More than 350 of China’s top college seniors attended the conference’s Scholarship Information Exchange, where they learned about scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study from the U.S. university representatives.