Science Communications Training

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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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In this 10-week seminar, students hone their writing skills through authentic writing assignments for general readers. 
 
Training and support includes:
  • Editorial feedback and support from faculty and professional writers.
  • Training in popular science writing techniques and best...
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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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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...

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