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Alzheimer's researchers at Washington University in St. Louis believe a certain gene mutation causes energy shortages in immune cells that protect the brain.
Surgery can restore vision in patients who have suffered hemorrhaging in the eye after a traumatic brain injury, according to a small study from vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Engineers have found a way to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer.
This article describes a visual approach to integrating observational data into self-evaluation and peer review of teaching, practices that can lead to the adoption of evidence-based active-learning strategies in STEM.
An article on the comparative genomics of a fruit fly chromosome with 940 undergraduate authors demonstrates that research experiences can be offered to far more students than has traditionally been possible.
Washington University in St. Louis is one of eight Association of American Universities (AAU) member campuses selected to serve as project sites for the association’s five-year initiative to improve the quality of undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at its member institutions, AAU officials announced today.
As a direct result of the AAU STEM Initiative, we have substantial evidence of institutional change occurring at Washington University. This includes the funding of a new initiative to continue increasing adoption of evidence-based pedagogies in STEM, as well as expansion and adoption of programs begun by the AAU Initiative.
As a direct result of the AAU STEM Initiative, we have implemented numerous professional development activities for our faculty. Professional development is being implemented in a multi-pronged fashion, and includes observation and feedback for faculty, and multiple professional development activities including multi-day summer institutes, a mentoring program, a community of practice, and a speaker series.