Author: The Skandalaris Center


About The Skandalaris Center

The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides students with many opportunities to become involved. Within the academic curriculum, introductory and experiential courses are offered to both graduate and undergraduate students. Our goal is to foster interdisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship among Washington University students and within the St. Louis community.

The Skandalaris Center presented The Washington University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards on November 17.

Chuck Cohn, BSBA ’08, received the Alumni Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award to recognize his entrepreneurial success and the commitment he continues to make to St. Louis and Washington University. 

Cohn started Varsity Tutors (now Nerdy) while studying finance and entrepreneurship at Olin.

Read the full article about the awards celebration.

We are excited to announce that the Skandalaris Center has teamed up with the Delmar Loop Innovation Neighborhood to host the Delmar Loop Social Impact Hackathon, April 22nd-24th.

For 48-hours, we’ll be brainstorming and generating ways to create an Innovation Neighborhood in the Loop—that is, a neighborhood that attracts and retains creative geniuses and accelerates socioeconomic growth. This is a task that requires every skill, background, profession, degree, age—you name it.

SocialImpactHackathon_Logo (2)We’re giving away over $3,000 in cash prizes to the best ideas! Mentorship will be available to those wanting to implement their idea afterwards.

Mark your calendar and check out the event website for more information.

Registration is $10. Includes program, food & beverage, mentoring support for ideas and development of solutions. Student discounts are available! Contact us for more info:


The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be hosting the Boeing Patent Challenge Team Poster Session on Thursday, March 3rd at 5 p.m. in the Whitaker Hall Atrium.

Teams from the Boeing Patent Challenge will be presenting their ideas to re-purpose existing Boeing technology to solve real-world problems in new areas. The poster session will feature the teams’ work in translating the technology information into understandable language and visual representation.

Anyone interested in innovation, technology, art and design is encouraged to attend! Open to the public, please RSVP to our Facebook event here.