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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.  Images are submitted by Northwestern researchers...
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Science Club is an afterschool, mentor-based science program for middle school youth. This program brings graduate student mentors together with small groups of students to conduct fun and engaging scientific investigations. 

The mentorship-based, science education model includes:

  • A focus...
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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
Aug 26, 2017

Science in Society welcomed a new associate director this summer. Rabiah Mayas joins the team in this newly created leadership position to guide and develop the Center’s core initiatives, including both K–12 STEM education and researcher training programs.

Prior to joining Science in Society, Rabiah served as the Director of...

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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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Jan 10, 2017

Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing their science writing and communication skills. Skills & Careers in Science Writing is a free, evening course which trains graduate students to distil...

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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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