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Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U) is a youth development organization in Evanston, providing both afterschool and summer programming for underserved Evanston youth in grades 3-12. Science in Society leads weekly afterschool programs where 3-5 graders gain skills and explore the world of science with the support of Northwestern...

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HELIX magazine connects the public with cutting-edge research and scientific frontiers both at Northwestern University and worldwide.

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The same scientific research that generates new understanding and innovation also brings unexpected and often breathtaking beauty. Northwestern University's annual scientific images contest, "Capturing the Beauty of Science," celebrates and showcases the aesthetic side of research. 

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Science Club, an afterschool, mentor-based program for middle school youth developed in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), continues to make a striking difference in the science skills and engagement of its youth members. Originally based at the Pedersen-McCormick Club in Uptown,...

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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: Paige Edmiston
Feb 20, 2017

Science Club Summer Camp (SC2) is now accepting applications for 2017! This three-week paid summer training and practicum program is designed to help CPS third grade teachers meaningfully integrate the Next Generation Science Standards...

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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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