High School Students

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EvanSTEM seeks to improve access and engagement for students who have traditionally underperformed or have been underrepresented in STEM programs.

EvanSTEM is a community collaboration that aims to connect and coordinate Evanston STEM education providers, including both school districts, Northwestern, the City of...

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Genetics is one of the most challenging subjects to teach in Chicago Public School high schools. To address this need, the Silverstein Genetics Curriculum was developed with funds from the Center for Genetic Medicine Silverstein Endowment. This month-long curriculum was developed in collaboration with biology teacher Laura Decker...

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Science Explorers is a tutoring and mentoring program at Mather High School. Following our successful Science Club model, Science Explorers pairs a scientist with a small group of students. This individualized attention encourages learning, academic growth and confidence in the students. Unique to this program, Explorers meet with...

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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...

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Beginning in spring 2011, SiS teamed up with Evanston Township High School (ETHS) to share authentic research techniques with more than 30 at-risk students. Once a month, nine Northwestern graduate student volunteers bring hands-on, small-group science activities to two of the school’s general biology classes, augmenting the...

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

Researchers,...

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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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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 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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by: Sara Grady
Sep 9, 2016

One of the hallmarks of Science in Society's approach to mission-driven community engagement is committing to the long-term. Rome wasn't built in a day and we believe supporting, encouraging, and inspiring science learners (or learners of any other subject for that matter!) isn't the work of a single afternoon or one-off event. It...

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