Meet the summer admissions interns

Their first task this summer: paint the underpass (one of many Wash U traditions).

Two teams share $25,000 Discovery Competition top prize

A project to provide low-cost eyeglasses for people in the developing world and one to develop a cell-death detector will share $25,000 to further develop their projects as winners of the 2014 Discovery Competition.

The Commencement countdown begins

The 153rd Commencement Ceremony will be held in Brookings Quadrangle on Friday, May 16.

Seniors build prosthetic arm on 3-D printer

Three seniors created a prosthetic arm on a 3-D printer for a girl who lost her right arm in a boating accident six years ago.

The Hardest Final I’ve Ever Taken

How accidentally enrolling in a Tango class gave me a whole new perspective on dance and encouraged me to take more dance classes in the future.

WUSTL team wins People’s Choice Award at 2014 Rube Goldberg

The Green Machine designed by WUSTL undergraduates won the People’s Choice, second place and Best Single Step awards at the 2014 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

Who Is the bunny yarn bomber?

A junior has taken up knitting sweaters for the campus’ unofficial mascot, appearing in the middle of the night to yarn bomb the Thinker on a Rock statue.

Our hearts are all for thee, fair Washington

The cast of the Performing Arts Department’s upcoming production of You Can’t Take It With You turns the university’s Alma Mater into a Valentine’s Day message to the community.

Kuumba goes “unrehearsed”

The “Unrehearsed” project is about instinct, impulse, and inspiration between strangers.

Chasing the Cup

Epi Squared, a student-team finalist in the Olin Cup business plan competition, is developing a device to ease epileptic seizures.

Alumnus Jim McKelvey talks about tech startups on Bloomberg TV

Jim McKelvey, AB/BS ’87, co-founder of Square Inc., talks about the outlook for the technology startups in St. Louis.

The brain, in exquisite detail

Deanna Barch is one of the researchers at Washington University working on the first interactive wiring diagram of the living, working human brain.

State-of-the-art secondary ion mass spectrometer installed on campus

The instrument, called the Cameca SIMS ims7f-geo, is one of three secondary ion mass spectrometers (SIMS) in the world.

A Quick Studio Break (and Portuguese!)

Happy Holidays, As we slide into finals season, it becomes increasingly important to take study breaks and find ways to relieve stress. Although we don’t have finals for architecture, we do have final reviews at the end of each semester, where we pin up all of our work and get feedback from visiting and local […]

Students cut a rug at 12-hour Dance Marathon

Students, faculty and staff danced for 12-hours on Saturday for the 15th annual “Dance Marathon,” a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network.

Growing a business

While at Washington University, four young entrepreneurs planted a seed and grew a concept. They are now harvesting customers for their new startup, Farmplicity.

First Day of Sophomore Year

I got the video uploaded 20 minutes before midnight. (So technically still Tuesday!) Editing took longer than I thought, sorry. It was a long day, but a good one! Song is “Palos Verdes” by Riley and the Roxies

Summer shorts

David Zucker, a film studies senior, won first place for Ultimate Peace in WUSTL Career Center’s summer internship video competition.