Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) is among the world’s leaders in teaching, research, patient care and service to society, with a faculty of nearly 3,800 and a student population of more than 15,000 full-time students, divided almost equally between undergraduate and graduate students. At the graduate level, WashU’s programs in social work, public health, medicine, law, engineering, business, art, architecture, and arts and sciences are consistently ranked and highly regarded, including more than 30 programs ranked in the top 25 by US News & World Report. WashU has educated more than 135,000 alumni currently living throughout the world and has produced 24 Nobel laureates.
McKelvey School of Engineering
Pre-conference workshops will be held in our Engineering buildings located on the newly dedicated East End of campus.
The McKelvey School of Engineering focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm and builds on strengths, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, entrepreneurship and security. With 96.5 tenured/tenure-track and 33 additional full-time faculty, 1,300 undergraduate students, 1,200 graduate students and 21,000 alumni, we are working to leverage our partnerships with academic and industry partners — across disciplines and across the world — to contribute to solving the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.
Graham Chapel will serve as the conference’s plenary space.
Dedicated in 1909, Graham Chapel is used for concerts, plays and the university’s lecture program, the Assembly Series, which has brought prominent figures in politics, academia, religion, the arts and the sciences to Washington University since 1949. Graham Chapel was named for Benjamin Brown Graham. The chapel was given to Washington University in St. Louis by his widow, Christine Blair Graham, as a memorial to him.
Campus housing options for conference attendees are located on the “South 40.” Conference meals and social opportunities will take place on in this beautiful area of our campus.
The residential areas at Washington University in St. Louis consist of the “South 40” and the “North Side”. The South 40, located directly south of the Danforth Campus, consists of twenty two residence halls. Beautifully landscaped areas surround the residence halls and provide guests with areas to hold outdoor gatherings, socialize with conference attendees, or simply enjoy the fresh air!
About St. Louis
St. Louis is a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science. Today, engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists and other innovative and creative professionals here are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavors.
There are more free, world-class attractions in St. Louis than any place in the nation outside of Washington, D.C. Forest Park, the 1,400-acre park located between the Danforth and Medical campuses, offers space for a wide variety of activities. The historic park was the site of the 1904 World’s Fair and is still home to the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Saint Louis Zoo, the Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis Science Center.