Each Thursday last spring, kids excitedly cut cardboard and glued construction paper as Washington University students guided and encouraged them to investigate, experiment and build. In “Explore and Contribute,” students from across the university create curricula and then teach elementary students hands-on problem-solving projects revolving around issues like climate change and homelessness. During the 2023 […]
When Peter Kastor needed a topic for a seminar that teaches history majors how to be historians, he chose history’s man of the moment: Alexander Hamilton.
In the seminar “Cognitive Illusions,” students in psychological and brain sciences examine the causes and consequences of errors in thinking.
Master of Urban Design students travel the world in the Sam Fox School’s “Global Urbanism Studio,” getting the opportunity to deepen their understanding of issues facing cities.
In the “Engineering Ethics and Sustainability” taught by Sandra Matteucci of the McKelvey School of Engineering, students explore the lessons to be learned from deadly ethics failures.
In a new law clinic, students gain experience with litigation, parole work, clemency cases and more as they help those wrongfully convicted of crimes.
In the course ‘The Good Life Between Religion and Politics,’ students learn the importance of asking questions about what constitutes a well-lived life.
Starting a new course on community engagement in a pandemic seemed impossible. Yet Liz Kramer, a lecturer in the Sam Fox School, did just that.
The course “Historical and Philosophical Aspects of Science, Engineering and Technology” delves into ethical issues of science and engineering.
The course “Designing Creativity: Innovation Across Disciplines” teaches students that everyone is creative.
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