WashU students, faculty and staff inspire, teach and serve as a role models for success in public, private and charter school classrooms across the region. Signature initiatives include the College Prep Program and Each One Teach One
Missouri law now requires high schools to provide CPR training to students. Teach Me to Help, an emergency response training program founded by Washington University students, delivers CPR instruction to schools with limited resources and inspires students to consider careers in healthcare.
Washington University in St. Louis welcomed the 1,780 members of the Class of 2021 on Thursday, Aug. 24. This year’s class includes six members of the first cohort of the College Prep Program, which prepares talented, first-generation students for life on a college campus.
Washington University admitted 50 rising high school sophomores to the fourth cohort of the innovative College Prep Program, a multiyear initiative that prepares high-achieving students with limited financial resources for college. The students represent public, private and charter schools from across the region.
All 25 members of the inaugural cohort of the College Prep Program at Washington University have been accepted into college, and the group has received more than $4 million in scholarship offers. Lerone A. Martin, assistant professor, told the scholars: “Do not hide your light to make other people comfortable.”
High school science competitions are like oxygen and nitrogen — they’re everywhere. But the students behind the Washington University Chemistry Tournament have added new elements to old formula. Their event, now in its second year, focuses on collaboration, real-world applications and complex problem-solving — just like college chemistry.
About 500 seventh-grade girls from across the state visited Washington University in St. Louis to learn about careers in STEM. Barbara Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences, told students that STEM careers are as diverse as they are rewarding: “What STEM education does is give you a cafeteria of options and opportunities.”
For 25 years, the Young Scientist Program has shared the wonder — and career prospects — of science with local K-12 students. YSP mentors explore topics from robotics to forensics to genetics.
Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis is launching the Olin Fleischer Scholars Program, a free one-week residential summer program for high school students who have limited financial resources or who will be the first in their families to attend college.
University City High School students visited Washington University as a community extension of Washington University’s Freshman First Year Reading Program. The K-12 Connections program has provided the free books and campus experiences to high school groups for many years.
Architecture shapes our environment – but studying architecture shapes how we see, understand and interpret the world around us. Over the last 10 years, the Alberti Program in Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts has introduced hundreds of kids, ranging from 8- to 15-years-old, to the power and potential of architecture […]