Last night the winner’s of the 2015 YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation competition were announced. A big congrats goes out to all teams! And here is the list of the winners. $30,000 YouthBridge Award to The MakerShare Initiative $25,000 Lutheran Foundation Award to Virtual Child Care Business Center $25,000 Daughters of Charity Foundation Award to […]
Where others see crisis, student journalist Cantieri sees hope
Cantieri traveled to Kiribati as a student fellow for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting with support from Washington University’s Office of Undergraduate Research.
YouthBridge Social Enterprise & Innovation Competition 2015
Last Thursday, the 10 finalists for the 2015 YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation competition presented before a panel of esteemed judges. Tomorrow night – WE CELEBRATE. This year’s ceremony commemorates the 10th anniversary of the partnership between YouthBridge Community Foundation and Washington University. The ceremony will feature a cocktail hour and poster board session with […]
Endangered tortoises thrive on invasive plants
More than half of the plants eaten by the giant tortoises on one of the Galapagos Islands are non-native.
Giammar named Browne Professor in Environmental Engineering
Daniel Giammar, PhD, has been named the Walter E. Browne Professor in Environmental Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.
Hacking Health – A Follow Up
Bummed you had to miss the event, check out this video recap of the Healthcare Hackathon. It’s just like you were there (almost). Just click on the photo to view the video on our YouTube channel.
March 20 – 22, CIC @4240. This past weekend the Skandalaris Center’s first ever Healthcare Hackathon successfully ended its first run with seven unique teams presenting their ideas. With a focus on translational science in medicine and healthcare, teams aimed to ‘hack’ the best practices and products from other industries to see if they could be repurposed […]
Hunting for meteorites
Cosmochemist Christine Floss has just returned from Antarctica, where she spent a month searching for meteorites.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Spanning Generations
Last Friday I tweeted a link to a story featuring 91-year-old Barbara Beskind who landed her dream job as an inventor and innovator just two years ago, at the ripe old age of 89. Clearly proving you’re never too old to begin doing what you love. That very same day the Skandalaris Center hosted our […]
Two WUSTL Undergrads named finalists in SXSW Startup Madness
Now that the start of SXSW Interactive is just a few short days away – we want to share some WUSTL pride with you. Two amazing current undergrad (that’s right, I said undergrad) students have been doing some pretty fabulous things over the past few months, not the least of which is being named finalists […]