The McKelvey School of Engineering’s Joshua Yuan and collaborators have developed a plant-based material to help safely clean up harmful “forever chemicals.”
New approaches to help save animals from extinction may come from experts outside of the traditional natural science disciplines. The Living Earth Collaborative invites social scientists, political scientists, engineers and other experts from the university community who would like to be involved in efforts to help with conservation projects to participate in a July 21 social event.
McKelvey School of Engineering senior Elizabeth Saliba is committed to designing a more sustainable future. During her time at Washington University, she has helped design modular classroom prototypes for an elementary school south of St. Louis and a net-zero energy occupational therapy clinic to be built on Delmar Boulevard.
From reducing waste to cooking with local produce, Dining Services at Washington University in St. Louis is striving to make its offerings and operations more sustainable. This Earth Day, Andrew Watling, associate director of dining operations, shares five ways campus kitchens are making a difference.
The Sustainability, Parking & Transportation and Operations & Facilities Management offices will host a universitywide commuter challenge from Monday, April 18, through Friday, April 29. Those who use sustainable transportation methods during that time can enter raffles to win prizes.
A new computer memory prototype developed by Shantanu Chakrabartty at the McKelvey School of Engineering may significantly reduce the energy needed to train artificial intelligence.
The Office of Sustainability offers this guide to events during the month of April — including activities at the Burning Kumquat garden, free lectures and film screenings, recycling and clean-up events and more.
WashU Information Technology is offering a tool, DocuSign, that provides a secure method for collecting electronic signatures on documents shared between colleagues within or outside the university. The method can save time and resources.
Cotton fabric is natural, renewable, biodegradable and at least theoretically sustainable. With her patented RECLEM process, WashU fashion associate professor Mary Ruppert-Stroescu hopes to revolutionize how recycled fabrics are processed and used to create new garments.
Washington University in St. Louis is a founding member of the Midwest Climate Collaborative, which will be officially introduced during an online summit Jan. 28.