Your ideas know no boundaries
The Beyond Boundaries Program is a unique educational experience that allows talented and motivated students to tackle big societal and intellectual challenges.
“Ask a difficult enough question and you will need
more than one discipline to answer it”
– Liz Lerman
Learn how to apply
Beyond Boundaries Program Video Presentation
Customized educational experience
Students accepted into this program will have opportunities to explore topics – from climate change to aging to artificial intelligence – from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
The program curriculum will teach students how to view these major issues from multiple frameworks through teamwork and collaboration, with teams of professors from across WashU’s schools teaching
Beyond Boundaries courses.
Visit our space in Virtual Reality!
Grab some friends and peruse the Beyond Boundaries space together in VR here: https://framevr.io/beyondboundaries
Click here to donate to the Beyond Boundaries Program
The Difference Between a Path and a Field
A powerful blog post here that articulates the difference between a path and a field.
“Using the metaphor of a field changes how you think (and feel) about your future
and how you develop yourself to meet it.” – Robert Poynton
“Don’t ask students what they want to BE when they grow up. Ask them what problems do they want to solve. This changes the conversation from who do I want to work for to what do I need to learn to be able to do that.“
– Jaime Casap, Google Global Education
Meet our Faculty Director
Rob Morgan, Director, Beyond Boundaries Program
Rob is in his 10th year of teaching at Washington University and teaches classes in theatre design and creativity. His Beyond Boundaries course co-taught with Professor Bruce Lindsey (Architecture) is called Designing Creativity. A link here to the course website.
Read more about Rob and his vision for the Beyond Boundaries Program.