Songqiao (Shawn) Wei, a McDonnell Scholar and second-year PhD student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, went to Antarctica for his fieldwork from December 2011 to January 2012. He traveled from McMurdo Station to Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station with the Prime Minister of Norway, who was attending the centennial celebration of Amundsen’s arrival […]
From Oct. 1-5, 2010, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and Washington University in St. Louis were hosts to the Symposium on the Global Energy Future on the Danforth Campus. The highly anticipated event brought together presidents and top leadership from 23 of the Academy’s 25 university partners throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America, […]
During the week of Nov. 1-7, 2009, the McDonnell Academy welcomed Vice Chancellor BB Bhattacharya of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. Professor Bhattacharya specializes in macro and monetary economics, public finance, planning & development and international finance. During his visit to Washington University, Professor Bhattacharya attended a number of events and engagement on the Washington […]
The McDonnell International Scholars Academy second International Symposium on Energy and Environment takes place in December 2008. The symposium includes presentations and panel discussions by the presidents from most of the 20 partner schools of the McDonnell Academy. Important issues that each of their universities is addressing related to energy and the environment will be discussed. Additional […]
Washington University in St. Louis is creating a new International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) to encourage and coordinate university-wide and external collaborative research in the areas of renewable energy and sustainability including biofuels, CO2 mitigation and coal-related issues. The university will invest more than $55 million in the initiative. Read the […]
Newly established International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) announces a collaboration with the McDonnell International Scholars Academy in June of 2007. I-CARES will encourage international collaborative research on energy and environmental issues by working closely with a global partnership of leading universities forged recently by the university’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy. Read the full story in […]
Presidents from top Asian and Middle Eastern universities join Washington University in St. Louis in asking for cooperation in solving energy and environmental concerns. An international call to action says that universities must tackle global energy and environmental woes. Read the full story in the WashU Newsroom.
For the first time in the United States, the presidents of 12 premier universities from Asia and the Middle East will gather at Washington University in St. Louis May 4-7, 2007 to discuss ways their institutions are addressing global energy and environmental concerns. Read the full story in the WashU Newsroom.