Registration Desk: Danforth University Center
Plenary Sessions: Graham Chapel
Poster Sessions: Jubel, Whitaker, and Brauer Halls
Scientific Sessions: Seigel and Simon Halls
Gala Dinner (Monday): Bauer and Knight Halls
Soft Evolutionary Materials Symposium: Charles F. Knight Center
NSF MOMS Mentoring Lunch: Charles F. Knight Center
Mechanobiology Symposium: Whitaker Hall
See also the Maps & Directions webpage.
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.
Ranked 18th in the nation by US News & World Report, WashU is today one of the most selective undergraduate institutions in the country with an average SAT score of 1510 for the entering first-year class and an 8:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio.
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. The School of Medicine is consistently ranked among the top 10 medical schools in the country, and its physicians and clinical staff treat more than 1.1 million patients and train new leaders in medicine with BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the United States.
In FY2017, WashU’s total sponsored research reached $643 million with $482 million in federal research funding. In addition, WashU has educated more than 135,000 alumni currently living throughout the world and has produced 24 Nobel laureates.
McKelvey School of Engineering
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.
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.