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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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An important part of research is translating the science and sharing the findings with the general public. Science in Society leverages its connections in the Chicago community to help Northwestern research faculty highlight the impact of their work and meet the criteria for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Broader Impacts...

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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...

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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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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,...
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HELIX magazine connects the public with cutting-edge research and scientific frontiers both at Northwestern University and worldwide. HELIX contributors receive training and support in science writing and communication from our dedicated editorial team. 
 
One-on-one support and editorial training includes:...
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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...
News
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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