Two WashU students at Sygenta Crop Challenge

Improving the Sustainability of Agriculture

A team including two Olin Business School faculty members took third prize at Syngenta’s recent Crop Challenge. 600 teams from around the world registered for the event; just five finalists were invited to present their ideas. The competition explores new methods to make crops more efficient. Read more at Yahoo Finance.

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A Twist: Harnessing the Sun to Combat Global Warming

A team of students from Sam Fox School and the School of Engineering & Applied Science are preparing for Solar Decathalon 2017. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the biennial competition challenges university teams from around the world to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. Winners will be selected on the basis of design […]

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In developing countries, a surprising barrier to education for girls

Not a lot of people want to talk about it, but in much of the developing world, one of the top barriers to girls’ education is the lack of access to safe, private toilets. In fact, in many areas it’s the number one cause of school absenteeism, ahead of malaria and other diseases. In the […]

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Making an Impact on Global Challenges We are not doing this important work alone. Through a global network of partner universities, we are collaboratively engaged in groundbreaking education programs and research initiatives that are having a tangible and significant impact on our planet. Fostering Collaborative Research and Education Through the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, we […]

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