Launched in 2014, WashU’s College Prep Program is a free, immersive learning experience that prepares talented local high school students for college life. During their first Summer Academy experience on campus, the scholars engaged for two weeks in workshops and undergraduate coursework ranging from science experiments to writing poetry.
More than two-dozen artists, collectives and community organizers — many with WashU connections — are featured in Counterpublic 2023, the acclaimed public art triennial now on view at sites around St. Louis.
St. Louis is known for the Arch, the Cardinals and, of course, Ted Drewes. But there’s much more to see and do in the Gateway City. Here, students and faculty at Washington University in St. Louis share some of their favorite summertime St. Louis attractions and activities.
WashU’s Institute for School Partnership is working with two underperforming elementary schools in St. Louis to develop creative teacher-leaders, and the results show marked improvement in student performance.
University College is now the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS). The new name reflects the university’s commitment to serve the needs of St. Louis’ adult learners of all ages and backgrounds.
The Career Center has announced the inaugural cohort of the Pershing Fellowship in Nonprofit Leadership, an innovative internship program that connects rising juniors and seniors to leading nonprofit and community organizations. The university will provide fellows a competitive $10,000 stipend.
Students in the “Philanthropy Lab” course granted $40,000 to four local nonprofit groups. The course, offered by Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Gephardt Institute, gives students a theoretical and practical understanding of philanthropy today.
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine is launching a prostate cancer screening initiative along with an educational campaign in the St. Louis region to address racial disparities in prostate cancer.
The students represent public, private and charter schools from across the region. As College Prep scholars, they will study in Washington University laboratories and studios, attend classes led by university faculty and learn the skills needed to thrive in college. Rising sophomores and juniors will attend two weeks of activities on campus; rising seniors will attend classes for three weeks while living in campus residential halls.
Meet 12 members of the Washington University in St. Louis 2023 graduating class who will continue their educations or start their careers in St. Louis. Some stay because St. Louis is home; others stay because St. Louis became home.