Wash U Summer Residency 2016

The Texas Graduate Center (TGC) established its first ever Cohort for Washington University - St. Louis’ Biology for Teaching Master’s Program. 10 teachers from Weslaco ISD, La Joya ISD, Mercedes ISD, Edinburg CISD and PSJA ISD traveled to St. Louis, Missouri for their summer residency.

This year’s summer residency courses include:

Ecology and Environmental Sciences (BIO 524)

This course is designed to teach students about important concepts in Ecology and Environmental Science and how to relate these concepts to global environmental issues.

Biological Evolution (BIO 525)

This course provides an introduction to the field of evolutionary biology and covers microevolutionary processes that occur within species and macro-evolutionary patterns among groups of species.

Neuroscience and Behavior (BIO 5926)

This course explores how organisms respond to environmental stimuli, with a special emphasis on the impact of recent advances in neuroscience research on our understanding of the inter-and intra-communication systems of organisms.

Wash U Cohort 1 students are currently taking their first class at the Living Learning Center. Completed in 2009, the Living Learning Center is Tyson's newest building. Built to address Tyson's growing needs for research and teaching space, the Living Learning Center is also designed to meet the most stringent green building standard of the time, the Living Building Challenge. Among other requirements, Living Buildings must create all their own electricity and harvest all of their own water. Take a look at our virtual tour to learn more about this amazing building and its green features.

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