Through its invigorated Supplier Diversity Initiative, the university awarded nearly one-fourth of all new construction projects to women and minority business enterprises and offered further support through coaching and free business courses. Read how Washington University is building a bigger, better construction industry.
A $1 billion investment in the Washington University Medical Campus is delivering better outcomes for patients and better experiences for visitors. Watch how two new towers on the Washington University Medical Campus are supporting cancer patients and mothers and infants.
Washington University is part of collaboration bringing school-based health centers into high-need schools. Read more about Jason Purnell, an associate professor in the Brown School, and his work to build healthier school communities that foster student success.
The Siteman Cancer Center believes mammography screening should be available to every woman, everywhere. Read how Siteman is improving convenience and availability of mammography through its mammography van.
The School of Medicine is developing a new curriculum designed to dismantle the social and economic barriers to good health. Read more efforts to improve physician training.
Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership has united with leading employers to form STEMpact, an organization dedicated to improving science, technology, engineering and math education when it matters most — elementary school. Learn how STEM-capable teachers are preparing students for tomorrow’s jobs.
The Young Scientist Program introduces students from St. Louis-area public schools to scientific research and careers in science. Read more about YSP’s 27-year legacy.
Through its 600 community partnerships, The Gephardt Institute of Civic and Community Engagement is addressing social and public health issues. Watch how Brian Carpenter, associate professor of psychology, supports aging St. Louisans through his teaching and research.
University faculty are developing innovative technologies and launching new companies. Read more about our efforts to attract and support entrepreneurs.
Washington University researchers received $711.8 million in 2018 to conduct groundbreaking studies on some of society’s most vexing challenges. Read more about one such study that explores the link between Alzheimer’s disease and sleep.
Sling Health is a student-run biotechnology incubator that provides resources, training and mentorship to students eager to tackle clinical problems. Read how Sling members are inventing new technologies.
Washington University is both a founding benefactor and beneficiary of the Cortex Innovation Community, a bioscience and technology hub. Read how Cortex is supporting an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship and spurring new residential and retail development.
Washington University alumni played a pivotal role in recent transformation of the Gateway Arch grounds and museum. Read more about the leaders who came to St. Louis for a world-class education and stayed to revitalize its iconic landmark.
Washington University transformed the historic Shriners Hospital for Children and the old Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) into newly renovated apartments. Read how the new development honors these structures’ heritage.
The Lofts of Washington University, an $80 million mixed-use development, brought green architecture, new residents and, at last, a grocery store to the Delmar Loop. Watch how the Lofts makes the Loop a more walkable, livable neighborhood.
From 2013 through 2018, Washington University has spent over $2.5 billion on purchasing and construction. Currently hundreds construction workers are completing the Transformation of the East End of the Danforth Campus, the largest construction project in our history. Read more about the East End Transformation and other projects.
Construction of more than 150 mixed-income housing units is planned to begin later this year in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood, bordering the Washington University Medical Campus.
Pattonville School District elementary students — at every grade level and of every ability — have made statistically significant gains in science after completing the innovative MySci curriculum developed by the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis.
Low-income high school students earn “micro-scholarships” for grades, service.
The east end capital project at Washington University in St. Louis will provide a welcome center for visitors, state-of-the-art labs and studios for students and, not least of all, parking for employees.
Washington University in St. Louis has announced a major new scholarship initiative that will support low-income and first-generation students from the St. Louis region.
Washington University’s generous benefits support employees and region. The university provides free Metro passes to students and employees, which improves the air quality for all St. Louisans. Washington University also offers forgivable home loans to help with the purchase of a home in St. Louis neighborhoods through its housing assistance program, Live Near Your Work. Read how Live Near Your Work is helping to strengthen nearby neighborhoods.
As the region’s third largest employer, in 2018 Washington University spent some $1.855 billion on salaries and benefits. We also encourage lifelong learning and professional development by offering free and discounted classes to employees and their children. Read more about scholarships for contract employees.
College Advising Corps puts Washington University graduates into St. Louis schools. “So many of these students have been told, ‘You can’t go to college — it’s too expensive,’ ” Waddles said. “That is just not true.”
For over 20 years, WashU’s Performing Arts Department has brought artistic experiences to students that for some leave lifelong impressions.
In response to the Ferguson Commission’s call to improve college access, Washington University in St. Louis has launched the College Readiness and Pipeline Initiative. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said it supports the university’s commitment to both serve the St. Louis community and to increase socio-economic diversity on campus.
Composed of 16 community members, the Ferguson Commission convened three months after the shooting death of Michael Brown. Commissioners have traveled across the region to learn more about the issues that divide St. Louis and to set priorities. Next, the commission will find ways to put its ideas into action. Rose Windmiller, associate vice chancellor for Government & Community Relations and North St. Louis County native, says implementation is ‘where the rubber hits the road.’
High-achieving St. Louis high school sophomores spend two weeks on campus learning about college and each other.
As an employer, a community partner, and a driver of innovation, Washington University has long had a significant economic impact on the St. Louis region.
As assistant vice chancellor for community engagement, Leah Merrifield will be heading up a new pre-college program designed to help talented but underserved St. Louis high school students prepare for and complete a college education at a selective four-year college or university.