Initiatives

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...

HELIX is both a digital magazine and a training program to help scientists build public science communication skills.

 Any scientist at Northwestern can participate. Our editor works with all contributors to hone writing skills and develop storytelling techniques with the ultimate aim of presenting scientific content to...

Science Explorers pairs scientists (Science Education Fellows) with small groups of freshmen biology students to help students build science skills and achieve academic success.

Support and training includes:

  • A focus on long-term academic relationships. Fellows meet with students twice a week during the school day...

Scientific research generates new understanding and innovation – but it can also yield unexpected, often breathtaking, beauty. This contest, and its subsequent exhibitions pique curiosity, providing new gateways into research and creative opportunities for diverse communities to connect to and explore Northwestern’s...

In this 10-week seminar – co-taught by Science in Society and Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications – Northwestern graduate students hone their writing skills through authentic writing assignments for general readers. The course is supported by TGS and open to all STEM+ PhD candidates....

The District 65 - Northwestern Partnership Coordinator role was developed as a bridge-builder, to connect Evanston schools and Evanston's burgeoning EvanSTEM network of in...

Designed specifically for 3rd through 5th grade, Junior Science Club hopes to foster excitement, curiosity, and interest in science. Science in Society leads weekly afterschool programs where elementary school students gain skills and explore the world of science with the support of Northwestern mentor scientists.

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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...

A digital science magazine published by Science in Society and written by Northwestern faculty, students and staff.

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