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...


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...


Each year, Science in Society presents writing awards to two graduate students from the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences (formerly the Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences). These students explore the context of scientific research and present a...


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Science in Society has been publishing original articles, Q&As and blog posts by Northwestern faculty, students, staff and alumni in our online magazine since 2008.

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