Elementary School Students

Initiative

EvanSTEM seeks to improve access and engagement for students who have traditionally underperformed or have been underrepresented in STEM programs. This community collaboration aims to connect and coordinate Evanston STEM education providers in their efforts to do so. Led by District 65 and funded by the Noyce Foundation, EvanSTEM is...

Initiative

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...

Initiative

In partnership with the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), Science in Society developed a new afterschool curriculum, called Eco-Stars, focused on sustainability and recycling. Using a design thinking approach, the curriculum guides...

Initiative
Designed specifically for kindergarten through 5th grade, Junior Science Club hopes to foster excitement, curiosity, and interest in science. Kids meet every other week for hands-on experiments with real scientist volunteers from Northwestern graduate programs. Junior Science Club explores all scientific fields, including biology,...
News
by: Paige Edmiston
Aug 26, 2017

Can you improve an athlete’s performance using brain science? Can you engineer a better water filter? Is it possible to invent a healthier – and more delicious – pancake?

This summer, Evanston 3rd–5th graders explored these questions while learning hands-on science skills as part of the Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U)...

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by: Paige Edmiston
Aug 23, 2017

“This is why I can’t wear green!” laughed meteorologist Tracy Butler. Monika Roszkowski, a 3rd-grade teacher at Cameron Elementary, stood in front of a green screen in the ABC-7 newsroom. She watched her green sweater disappear; in its place, a map of the Chicago suburbs.

Earlier this summer, Butler gave Monika and seven other...

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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 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...

News
Jun 29, 2016

Science in Society is currently recruiting a new team member to support and lead the growing K-8 STEM Education community in Evanston.

The District 65/Northwestern University Partnership Coordinator will serve as a liaison between NU and the Curriculum and Instruction Department in Evanston/Skokie School District 65. The...

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by: Sara Grady
Apr 26, 2016

Students and faculty at Northwestern may have heard of the Scientific Images Contest, but the program is far more than a cash-prize competition. Selected research-based images are professionally mounted for exhibitions across the Chicago area...

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