Research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that orchids probably originated in Eurasia. Biologist Susanne Renner in Arts & Sciences is a senior author of the study in New Phytologist.
Two teams of engineers led by faculty in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University will work toward developing products to monitor drinking water quality and to detect explosives with an electronic nose with one-year $650,000 Convergence Accelerator Phase 1 grants from the National Science Foundation.
Rice feeds the world, but a look-alike weed can outcompete the crop. A study led by biologist Ken Olsen in Arts & Sciences shows how weedy rice gets its edge in tropical regions of the world.
Childhood entertainment led Jenelle Cooper, MSME ’12, to the aerospace engineering industry. “I grew up near a private airfield, and my parents would often take me and my brother over there to play outside,” says Cooper, now an aerospace engineer and team manager at Boeing. “We’d watch the planes take off and land, and we […]
The new Center for the Environment serves as a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration, which is central to solving complex environmental problems.
Emily Willroth, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, has received the SAGE Early Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Social and Personality Psychology.
For years, Gateway STEM High School students have read Pulitzer Prize-winning climate journalist Elizabeth Kolbert. On Feb. 12, they got to meet her at a special science storytelling program at Washington University in St. Louis. The event was sponsored by WashU’s Climate Across Curriculum program, which connects Gateway STEM in St. Louis Public Schools to faculty experts, campus tours and learning resources.
Environmental engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have been studying dicamba drift to understand why the herbicide vaporizes and migrates to other crops.
The Association for Psychological Science has recognized three members of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis — Calvin Lai and Renee Thompson as fellows and Jessie Sun as a “Rising Star.”
Researchers in Arts & Sciences discovered that a common mineral called goethite, found in red soils all over the Earth, tends to naturally trap trace metals over time, locking them out of circulation.