Welcome to the Science in Society online magazine! This publication is produced by Science in Society, a Northwestern University office dedicated to science outreach and public engagement. We work to bridge the gap between the community and the University by developing and promoting science programming for youth and adult audiences, as well as training researchers to communicate effectively with the public.
At Science in Society, we believe that science is fundamental, even "elemental" to our lives. Science affects us in many ways, from medical advances that touch our lives personally, to state and federal policy decisions concerning the environment or research regulations that impact our society at large.
Our goal is to make the community aware of the exciting research efforts at Northwestern University and across the world. We explore not only the science, but the legal, ethical, and even economic implications of research as well. We also offer a single access point to find science outreach events at Northwestern designed for the public.
All magazine articles are authored by Northwestern faculty, students and staff across a range of disciplines from nanotechnology to genetics to materials science.
COMING SOON: We are currently in the process of designing a new website, which is scheduled to launch in December 2013. The redesign will include a revamped magazine site and separate umbrella site for the SiS office. We thank you for your continued readership and support!
We welcome any questions or comments you may have about the site. Please feel free to email the site administrators at firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive SiS updates and be alerted of upcoming events, please sign up for our monthly newsletter!
Science in Society Staff:
Michael Kennedy, Director, Science in Society; Research Assistant Professor, Center for Genetic Medicine
Rebecca Daugherty, Assistant Director, Science in Society
Bethany Hubbard, Publications Editor, Science in Society
SiS Design and Programming Team:
Harlan Wallach, Architect for Media Technologies, NUIT Academic Technologies
Jon Fernandez, Graphic and Multimedia Designer, NUIT Academic Technologies
Chris Wallace, Multimedia Designer, NUIT Academic Technologies
Dave Look, Multimedia Specialist, NUIT Academic Technologies
Science in Society is supported by Northwestern University’s Office for Research.