Experience academic excellence with the PhD3D Competition

Join the McDonnell Academy 5th-year PhD students at the upcoming PhDin3D Competition. Similar to the University of Queensland’s 3MT Competition, this event promises an evening of engaging presentations based on research being conducted at WashU. April 10, 2024 | 5:30 PM Charles F. Knight Center, Room 210Danforth Campus Brilliant minds, groundbreaking research, and just three […]

From campus to continents: Scholars for Life, leaders for a global network

Fostering stronger connections, McDonnell Academy introduces Alumni Regional Events—a new initiative for global community engagement. Attend our first regional event! This initiative seeks to engage the St. Louis McDonnell Academy alumni and expand professional networks. We hope this local initiative will serve as a blueprint for similar initiatives among our regional alumni, both in the […]

Cabot-Zhang Lecture explores innovative healthcare

Cabot-Zhang Endowed Lecture

At the recent McDonnell Academy Cabot Zhang Lecture, an engaging panel explored the impact of collaboration on innovative healthcare. Zhi Min Sim, director of partnerships and strategy at Tsinghua Medicine – Tsinghua University, along with distinguished leaders of the US China Heartland Association (USHCA) including Min Fan, executive director, and former Missouri governor Bob Holden, chairman and president, shared their insights on the future of innovative healthcare, underscoring the shared commitment to shaping the future of healthcare through collaborative initiatives. 

Exploration of the aligned moon and sun

An Unforgettable Experience: Reflecting on the April 8 Eclipse In the quiet setting of Perryville, Missouri, an extraordinary event unfolded on April 8th, 2024. McDonnell Scholars, WashU faculty, McDonnell Academy collaborators, and guests of John McDonnell and his foundation team, came together for a captivating celestial phenomenon: the total solar eclipse. Despite encountering several traffic […]

Uniting for impact: Spotlight on global research

McDonnell Academy Global Research Symposium Washington University in St. Louis hosted the 2023 McDonnell International Scholars Academy Global Research Symposium: Forces Reshaping the World Oct. 5-7, 2023. The 2023 Global Research Symposium, Forces Reshaping the World, convened collaborators from WashU and their international partners to explore pressing issues of common concern. The Symposium featured the […]

SAVE THE DATE: Global Research Symposium

McDonnell Academy Global Research Symposium Forces Reshaping the World October 5-7, 2023Washington University in St. Louis The symposium will be held in person at Washington University in St. Louis. The events are free and open to the public. Registration will open soon. We are excited to resume these important symposia events in-person. The McDonnell Academy […]

Congratulations to our McDonnell Academy graduates

Welcome to Recognition Ceremony 2023. The McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St. Louis will host its annual recognition ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, in the Charles F. Knight Center on the Danforth Campus of WashU. Our graduating students, Scholars for Life, will give brief remarks during the ceremony and will be individually […]

Bob Davis examines U.S.-China relationship

Wednesday, March 1, 4:30 PM Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall Danforth Campus | Washington University in St. LouisView Program Bob Davis has covered U.S.-China relations since the 1990s when the two nations were working hard to strengthen their ties. In 2022, Davis retired from the Wall Street Journal as a senior editor in Washington DC […]

McDonnell Academy Recognition Ceremony

Celebrate the Class of 2021 at the virtual McDonnell Academy Recognition Ceremony. May 22, 2021 | 10:00 AM More information available on McDonnell Academy Graduates page.

McDonnell Academy Alumni Panel Series

The McDonnell Academy has organized a special panel series featuring our Alumni. Our distinguished Scholars for Life will lead discussions on career insights and regional trends in their field, followed by a live Q&A from the audience.