Washington University in St. Louis students aren’t waiting until they graduate to achieve great things. The following stories recount just some of the successes already garnered by the Class of 2014.
Curating a museum exhibition is never a small task. For an undergraduate student, it’s a rare opportunity.
Dominic Sanford, MD, (right) is on track to be a “star surgical oncologist,” according to his mentor and program director, Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH.
The School of Law’s competition teams – the Jessup Team and the Trial Teams – scored big in both national and international competitions.
MBA students impress international corporation
A Belgian company was so impressed with the efforts of a group of Olin Business School MBA students to map out a U.S. market entry strategy, the company made the trip to St. Louis to further interact with the students, marking the first time an international practicum partner has visited the school.
Ready, set, hack!
A group of WUSTL students known collectively as “The Force” won the $50,000 top prize during GlobalHack’s first 48-hour ‘hackathon’ held Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in St. Louis.
Listening to your gut (microbes)
Vanessa Ridaura, PhD, a graduate student in molecular genetics and genomics, will leave the university with an honor that recognizes a graduate student whose laboratory endeavors bridge basic research and clinical medicine.
Achieving goals on the field and in the classroom
Kate Doyle, a chemistry major in Arts & Sciences, excelled on and off the field in her four years at Washington University.
Breathe of fresh air
Rebecca Gernes came to the Brown School with an interest in studying the role geography, or place, played in public health equity.
Well-versed: Student wins prestigious poetry fellowship
Graduate student Phillip B. Williams was one of five young poets nationwide to receive a prestigious $15,000 fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine.
In his father’s footsteps and beyond
As a child in Cameroon, in west Central Africa, Raymond “Bamvi” Fohtung watched his father, a family physician, care for neighbors and others in his community. Inspired, he decided that he, too, would become a doctor one day.
Keep it simple? No way.
Washington University students’ Green Machine, an elaborate machine built solely to zip a zipper, took second place at the Rube Goldberg 2014 College Nationals April 12 in Columbus, Ohio.
A scat-sniffing dog named Pinkerton
Joseph Orkin, a graduate student in anthropology in Arts & Sciences, won both the “audience’s choice” and “judge’s choice” awards at the St. Louis FameLab held Feb. 22, advancing to the national competition.
Class Acts: Celebrating the past, ready for the future.
A five-part series in recognition of students who are changing the world through research, service and innovation.