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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...

by: Paige Edmiston
Mar 12, 2017

Science Explorers is now recruiting five, full-time Science Education Fellows to provide mentoring and tutoring support for students in two Chicago Public School high schools during the 2017-2018 school year.

 This program, currently in its second year, aims to build science skills and school success by strengthening academic...

by: Paige Edmiston
Feb 20, 2017

Science Club Summer Camp (SC2) is now accepting applications for 2017! This three-week paid summer training and practicum program is designed to help CPS third grade teachers meaningfully integrate the Next Generation Science Standards...

by: Sara Grady
Feb 14, 2017
Mentorship is at the heart of the Science in Society ethos. ...
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Jan 10, 2017

Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing their science writing and communication skills. Skills & Careers in Science Writing is a free, evening course which trains graduate students to distil...

by: Sara Grady
Dec 20, 2016

Science Club opened its doors in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood for the first time in 2016. After many months of planning and development with our partners at the True Value Boys & Girls Club, sessions now run twice a week with...

by: Sara Grady
Dec 16, 2016

Over the course of 2016, Science in Society has been extending and developing several community-focused partnerships in Evanston. As always, our work is firmly grounded in supporting underserved communities with high-quality, impactful STEM opportunities, and these new initiatives are no exception.

While Evanston is often...

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Dec 15, 2016

Our Editor, Sara Grady, went on Chicago Tonight this week to talk with Phil Ponce about the Scientific Images Contest and some of the captivating images in the current...

by: Sara Grady
Dec 8, 2016

Science can produce surprising and beautiful images. The annual Scientific Images Contest highlights some of the stunning work created in Northwestern labs in a range of disciplines. The twelve winning images of 2016 showcase...

by: Sara Grady
Oct 21, 2016

A year ago, we launched a new course for graduate student scientists to hone their writing and communication practice. Twelve months later, many of our students are embracing these skills and sharing their enthusiasm with readers across the country.

We built the course around writing for lay audiences. Working with colleagues...

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