MEDIA ADVISORY: Institute for School Partnership MySci Resource Center launches

WHAT: The grand opening of the Washington University in St. Louis Institute for School Partnership (ISP) MySci Resource Center.

WHO: Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton; Jan Holloway, senior vice president, chief of staff and community relations for Monsanto Co.; Deborah Patterson, president of the Monsanto Fund; Victoria May, assistant dean of Arts & Sciences and executive director of the Institute for School Partnership; and Angela Kinlaw, principal of Barack Obama Elementary in the Normandy School District, a school that has been involved with the MySci program for several years

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: A chemistry demonstration by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton; opening remarks from Monsanto and WUSTL officials; a stomp “rocket” launch and confetti. MySci Investigation Station will be open for tours inside the warehouse.

WHERE: 6601 Vernon Ave, University City, MO, 63130

WHEN: 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Chancellor’s demonstration begins at 4:20 p.m., followed by remarks and rocket launch; tours of MySci Investigation Station until 6 p.m.

MEDIA PARKING: Available on the west side of the building, and also at Washington University North Campus, 700 Rosedale Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112.

ABOUT THE MYSCI RESOURCE CENTER: Refurbished with the help of a $2.2 million grant from the Monsanto Fund, the Institute for School Partnership MySci Resource Center will house educational classrooms, meeting rooms and a warehouse of educational science materials. It will become the nerve center of the ISP, WUSTL’s signature effort to strategically improve teaching and learning within the K-12 education community in the St. Louis region. To read more and view a video, visit




Leslie McCarthy
Senior News Director at Washington University in St. Louis
(o) 314.935.6603; (c) 314.537.0563 (after 2 p.m. Monday.)

Kathleen Manning
Public Relations manager, Monsanto Company
(o) 314.694.4554; (c) 314.504.1869

The MySci Resource Center at 6601 Vernon. Ave. (Credit: Sid Hastings)