As an 8-year-old, Richard Vierstra tried out 190 of the 200 experiments in “The Golden Book of Chemistry.” As an adult, he has taken on the much harder task of designing experiments to reveal the secret chemistry of plants.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will visit Washington University on Monday, Feb. 27. His visit is part of the School of Law’s 150th anniversary celebration, and it also includes an Assembly Series presentation at 3 p.m. in Graham Chapel.
Pattonville School District elementary students made statistically significant gains in science after completing the innovative MySci curriculum developed by the Institute for School Partnership. The data confirm what ISP Executive Director Victoria May has observed for years in MySci classrooms across the region — hands-on inquiry paired with teacher development and smart assessment tools can boost student success.
Poet, dancer, activist and educator Janice Mirikitani will present the keynote address on Wednesday evening at the universitywide Day of Discovery & Dialogue. To inspire thought within our community ahead of her talk, here she offers a few insights into how we think about identity and class, and what we can learn from each other.
Images from in and around the Washington University campuses.
Jazz at Holmes will present a pair of events with guitar legend Ralph Towner Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18.
Can good intentions sometimes lead to bad feelings? That’s one of the questions to be addressed at the annual Impact Conference being held at Washington University Feb. 16-19. About 600 students from across the nation are expected to attend the conference, which focuses on community service, service learning and community-based research at America’s universities.
WashU alumni share their magical stories about working on Broadway, becoming part of a larger cultural conversation and, ultimately, making a difference.
Dante Lauretta, PhD ’97, mission chief, and Kate Crombie, PhD ’97, project data archivist, are a husband-and-wife team working on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission.
On Dec. 3, 2016, the women’s soccer team posted a 5–4 shootout victory over Messiah College to claim the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship.