Jan. 30 2014
Sam Fox School alum wins fashion grant
Jordana Warmflash, BFA ’07, is one of the recipients of a $25,000 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award to help showcase her designs at New York's Fall 2014 Fashion Week. After leaving WUSTL, Warmflash worked for noted designers Zac Posen, Peter Som, and Alice + Olivia before launching her own line, NOVIS.
Jan. 27 2014
Mars rover Opportunity marks 10th anniversary
In honor of the rover’s 10th anniversary on Mars, Ray Arvidson, deputy principal investigator of the dual-rover mission, recently reviewed the past decade’s exploration of the planet. Arvidson has been involved in every significant U.S. interplanetary mission to Mars and Venus since 1977.
Jan. 23 2014
Topping out ceremony held for The Lofts at Washington University
The final steel panel has been raised and put into place on the university’s 4.4-acre residential and retail development in the Delmar Loop. WUSTL’s model of sustainable urban living offers apartments for about 600 undergraduate students and 22,000 sq. feet of retail space which will include a grocery store and diner.
Jan. 21 2014
High school students contribute to research at Tyson's Earth Observatory
A plot at the Tyson Research Center has been named a long-term monitoring site in the Smithsonian Institute's global forest network. High school students from two of the Institute for School Partnership's (ISP) enrichment programs are playing a key role there in research to determine how climate change affects the Earth's carbon stores.
Jan. 17 2014
Chemistry, choreography, and cool ties
One of 11 WUSTL a cappella organizations, the Stereotypes recently debuted a new four-song extended-play (EP) Tiebreaker, which features popular hits by groups like Imagine Dragons and Fun. A cappella groups at the university sing at campus events, travel the country to perform, and put on shows throughout the year.
Jan. 15 2014
WUSTL to sponsor region’s first all-girl STEM charter school
As part of a commitment to provide an accessible and affordable education, WUSTL continues efforts to strengthen the pipeline of qualified students by enhancing K-12 education. Based on past success with KIPP charter schools in St. Louis, the university will sponsor the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls. Hawthorn will offer a STEM-focused curriculum, pre- college counseling and summer classes.
Jan. 13 2014
Career Center helps make internships possible
Meaningful work experience is critical for undergraduates to find the right job or graduate school after graduation. To keep students focused over winter break, the Career Center held a Washington, D.C. SLAM event where students could connect with alumni working in government, public policy, and social advocacy.
Jan. 6 2014
Cornerstone helps students in need succeed
Greg Opara, the son of struggling Nigerian immigrants, had the opportunity to interview with some of the country's top medical schools but couldn't afford the trips. Opara turned to Cornerstone, the university’s Center for Advanced Learning, which used funds from the federal TRIO grant to fly him to interviews. TRIO is just one of many WUSTL programs that helps students in need buy books and supplies, travel home for holidays, and afford expensive test-prep courses.