Located a short distance from campus, Citygarden is an urban oasis, boasting a sculpture garden, a spray plaza, and Missouri flora and fauna. Via Thrillist http://bit.ly/1GZ1vH0
WashU alums and founders of Egg Collective are involved in every aspect of their product - design, construction and sales. http://bit.ly/1FWwCiP
Researchers have developed a new method, Photoacoustic Microscopy, to generate a high-speed image of brain oxygenation levels, allowing for better tools to research disease development. http://bit.ly/1xycmDo
"I would say consistently, the biggest, the most important advice I can give is not to be so afraid. This is a time in your life when you’re coming of age and so many things are uncertain. Its sort of designed that way, so you can learn, and grow into the person that you’ll eventually be when you’re my age. Especially now, there’s so much fear. There’s way more fear about uncertain outcomes than there used to be when I was an undergrad. I think that fear keeps students from exploring, following their passions, from being honest with one another sometimes, or honest with themselves, from making good decisions. You can’t make good decisions when you’re in a fear-based mindset; we’ve measured this. We know this in neuroscience. That would be the biggest advice: try to be become more aware of the ways in which you’re dominated by fear. Try to step out of it. The great thing about this institution is that there are so many resources to help you move from fear to action that is empowered and clearer."
WashU financial engineering professor, Zach Feinstein explains how the Empire’s economic system paved the way for fast construction. http://bit.ly/1Ge2eAz #StarWars #scifi
WUSM's weekly Farmer's Market offers a range of fresh produce from local vendors, helping members of the community do their grocery shopping at work while also being environmentally-friendly. http://bit.ly/1NSxibU
The College Prep Program, which nearly doubled its number of acceptances this year, offers local students with limited financial resources a comprehensive glimpse into higher education. http://bit.ly/1GJASUN
Sustainable agriculture as we know it today can be traced back to the bulletins written by George Washington Carver, an educator dedicated to bettering the lives of poor farmers in the South. http://bit.ly/1BDhwuF
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