Great ideas abound at Washington University in St. Louis. The following stories offer a glimpse into the Class of 2014’s many innovative endeavors.
Scholar-athlete helps others live the Pupu Kine way
Andrew Skalman’s positive outlook fuels success on and off the field.
Architecture students found magazine, find voice
“Architecture is something that people take for granted,” said Michael Savala, a senior architecture major in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
Tim Cooney grew up in St. Louis and rarely had a place where his friends could gather and play a pick-up game of basketball.
Look at Kuumba’s 2014 Lookbook
Kuumba is an online media platform showcasing Washington University’s creative community.
Maximiliaan “Maxim” Schillebeeckx is a founding member of The Biotechnology and Life Science Advising Group (BALSA), a nonprofit led by Washington University graduate students and postdoctoral students.
Entrepreneurship down to a T
There’s no shortage of competition in the T-shirt market, but student entrepreneurs and Fresh Prints founders Josh Arbit and Jacob Goodman have carved out a profitable niche by focusing on custom apparel for college students.
A roll of cookie dough is no more secure in a disposable bag than a backpack. And water is no cooler from a plastic bottle than a box.
A catalyst for change
If you saw any pictures from the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University, there was the Brown School’s De Andrea Nichols onstage opening night, among a group of five students selected from a large pool of participants for their exemplary projects.
Happiness doesn’t just happen, said senior Austin Spurlock, founder of campus positivity group Do One Thing (DOT). It takes a good attitude, a generous spirit and, sometimes, bubble wrap.
Sitting on top of the world
Ambika Subramaniam is a sculpture major in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts with a minor in film and media studies in Arts & Sciences.
They wrote the book
When Washington University School of Medicine students Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore wanted to learn more about the nation’s health care system, the majority of resources they found were narrowly focused, opinion-based publications or dense reference books.
Improving public health here and abroad
Jennifer Rowley was a kid herself when she volunteered at a Cambodian orphanage. Every child there had lost a parent to AIDS; many were HIV positive.
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.