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Science in Society partners with other outreach organizations on events aimed at bringing science to the public.

In November 2010, SiS helped organize Northwestern University’s first TEDx event, called “Identity,” which explored how scientific...

Initiative

HELIX is both a digital magazine and a training program to help scientists build public science communication skills.

 Any scientist at Northwestern can participate. Our editor works with all contributors to hone writing skills and develop storytelling techniques with the ultimate aim of presenting scientific content to...

Initiative

Scientific research generates new understanding and innovation – but it can also yield unexpected, often breathtaking, beauty. This contest, and its subsequent exhibitions pique curiosity, providing new gateways into research and creative opportunities for diverse communities to connect to and explore Northwestern’s...

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by: Paige Edmiston
Nov 6, 2017

On Thursday, November 2, Science in Society announced the winners of the 2017 Northwestern Scientific Images Contest. The winners were announced during an exhibition launch and reception held at Evanston Township High School (ETHS).

Aaron Geller, an astronomer with a joint appointment to Northwestern’s Center for...

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by: Paige Edmiston
Mar 20, 2017

Next school year, Science in Society will expand its partnerships with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to include Lake View High School, on the north side of Chicago.

This expansion is part of Northwestern University’s broad commitment to developing and supporting high-quality K-12 education in Chicago’s and Evanston’s...

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by: Sara Grady
Feb 14, 2017
Mentorship is at the heart of the Science in Society ethos. ...
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by: Sara Grady
Dec 20, 2016

Science Club opened its doors in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood for the first time in 2016. After many months of planning and development with our partners at the True Value Boys & Girls Club, sessions now run twice a week with...

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by: Sara Grady
Dec 16, 2016

Over the course of 2016, Science in Society has been extending and developing several community-focused partnerships in Evanston. As always, our work is firmly grounded in supporting underserved communities with high-quality, impactful STEM opportunities, and these new initiatives are no exception.

While Evanston is often...

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Dec 15, 2016

Our Editor, Sara Grady, went on Chicago Tonight this week to talk with Phil Ponce about the Scientific Images Contest and some of the captivating images in the current...

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by: Sara Grady
Dec 8, 2016

Science can produce surprising and beautiful images. The annual Scientific Images Contest highlights some of the stunning work created in Northwestern labs in a range of disciplines. The twelve winning images of 2016 showcase...

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