New use for a pesky weed

New use for a pesky weed

Dandelions are much-maligned weeds, with a paratrooper-like seed dispersal system that makes them difficult to eradicate. However, new research from an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis finds a great benefit in an unlikely place for the pesky dandelion: each of its tiny seeds can be used as a perfect pipette in the laboratory setting.

McDonnell Scholars take on New York

McDonnell International Scholars Academy student Yu Sun Chung, a doctoral student in psychology in Arts & Sciences and a native of South Koreal, looks out over the New York Stock Exchange from the visitor’s gallery as the opening bell rings March 10. The McDonnell Scholars were in New York March 7-10 to experience firsthand American business and government.

Presidents of 12 premier universities in Asia and Middle East to gather at WUSTL May 4-7 to discuss global energy and environment

For the first time in the United States, the presidents of 12 premier universities from Asia and the Middle East will gather at Washington University in St. Louis May 4-7 to discuss ways their institutions are addressing global energy and environmental concerns. The International Symposium on Energy and Environment is sponsored by Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy.