Ghiska Ramahdita wins Audience Choice Award

Ghiska Ramahdita, a McDonnell Scholar at the School of Engineering won the Audience Choice Award during the STC Reach Out Challenge final rounds, hosted by the Museum of Science, Boston. Using captivating imagery, videos, and props, Ghiska succinctly described her research about the effects of stiffening in heart tissues to a panel of science communication […]

Do US-China educational exchanges serve American interests?

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Kurt Dirks, vice chancellor for international affairs and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy joined an expert panel of policymakers and education administrators to offer perspectives on the current state of U.S.-China educational exchanges and the future direction of such programs. The event was hosted by the John L. Thornton China Center at the […]

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.

Call for Proposals

Identifying and addressing the challenges of COVID-19 through artificial intelligence, technology, and big data Seed Grants: Up to three awards | Up to $25,000 each Deadline: February 26, 2021 The McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis are seeking proposals from Washington University researchers and international partners that identify and address the […]

Africa Initiative awards pilot grants

In its second cycle, The Africa Initiative Pilot Grant Program, in partnership with the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Institute for Public Health, has awarded grants of up to $10,000 each to eight research projects. These grants will help WashU faculty initiate new collaborations with scholars at institutional partners in Africa. The level of […]

2019 Wrighton Leadership Fellow Awardees

The McDonnell Academy admitted its first Scholars, selected in the fall of 2019 with programming to begin in the spring, who demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership potential in the Mark S. Wrighton Leadership Fellows Program.  Jae’s project seeks to develop a sustainability plan for the non-profit 501(c)3 global health organization Empower Through Health (ETH), for which he is […]

McDonnell Academy Call for Applications

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to invite applications to its fellowship program for the 2021 academic year. Please share our CALL FOR APPLICATIONS by distributing via social media channels and encouraging interested students to attend one of our virtual information sessions. In these challenging times during the global pandemic, Washington University in St. Louis and […]

McDonnell Academy Fireside Chat

McDonnell Academy Fireside Chat

The McDonnell Academy Fireside Chat featured Victor AI, Olin alumnus and Founder & CEO of Terminus Group, and Kurt Dirks, Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and Vice Chancellor for International Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis for a conversation and Q&A – From St. Louis to Beijing: The Story of How AI is Re-Imagining […]

8th McDonnell International Symposium

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person proceedings of the 8th International Symposium will be postponed to fall 2021. We continue to hold virtual sessions throughout the fall. GLOBAL TOWN HALL: Hope in a Time of Uncertainty OCTOBER 8 | 2020 This event was conducted virtually via Zoom.  The first event of the McDonnell International […]

Global Town Hall Share Your Thoughts

MCDONNELL INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS ACADEMY Global Town Hall: Hope in a Time of Uncertainty  Answer the question: What gives you hope for the future? Contribute a short video message, or Share a written response Video Guidelines & Submission: Your video should be less than 60 seconds in length. Create your video. Upload your video using the online form […]