Washington University in St. Louis' educational mission is the promotion of learning -- learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, or the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, or the creation of new knowledge. The faculty, composed of scholars, scientists, artists, and members of the learned professions, serves society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.
The University has embarked on several activities related to Energy and the Environment. Details can be viewed at http://ees.wustl.edu/. In addition to work done in several departments at the University (such as the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering) two centers bring together faculty and students who work in this arenas. The first is I-CARES (http://i-cares.wustl.edu/) and the second is MAGEEP (www.mageep.wustl.edu)