Great ideas abound at Washington University in St. Louis. The following stories offer a glimpse into the Class of 2015’s many innovative endeavors.
“As architects, we’re trained to design for people,” said Lopez, who recently won the Sam Fox School’s 2015 Frederick Widmann Prize in Architecture. “This is a very different building type with a whole new set of implications.
“You’re the girl who pitched me!” said Kevin Dillon, an actor on the HBO series “Entourage,” when he saw Jolijt Tamanaha, a senior in Arts & Sciences, at the Austin, Texas, airport.
Joe McDonald has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In high school, he tried to start your typical teenage businesses — lawn mowing service, disc jockey, whatever other “wacky ideas” came to him.
Stephanie Weyrauch is a people person. It’s a key reason she decided to go into physical therapy — that, and it was the family business in North Dakota, where she grew up.
Kirk Hou, an MD/PhD student at the School of Medicine, has discovered an innovative way to manipulate proteins in cells — a method that potentially could be used to treat cancer, heart disease and arthritis.