Community engagement

STL PREP event showcases opportunities for faculty, staff community involvement

article photo Anne Kessen Lowell (left) and Katie Rahn of the SouthSide Early Childhood Center tour the MySci Investigation Station, housed at the MySci Resource Center, Nov. 19 as guests of the STL PREP (Perception, Reality, Engagement and Partnership) orientation series. Lowell and Rahn attended a learning session primarily for WUSTL faculty and staff called “Impacting K-12 Education.” The event included a tour of the MySci center, lunch and a panel discussion that included Sarah C. R. (Sally) Elgin, PhD (below), the Viktor Hamburger Professor of Arts & Sciences and professor of biology. Participants learned about the state of K-12 education in St. Louis and collaborative initiatives such as the SouthSide Early Childhood Center that are making a difference. The event was sponsored by the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, the Institute for School Partnership and the Office of the Provost. For more information about STL PREP, contact Gephardt Institute Assistant Director Robin Hattori at or 314-935-8628. Credit: SID HASTINGS/WUSTL Photos (2)article photo