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by: Erika Morales
Jul 12, 2019

On June 24th, Science in Society kicked off another summer of Science Club Summer Camp! The program is an intensive professional learning camp for 3rd grade teachers from Chicago Public Schools to enrich and deepen their classroom practice. 

This summer is the 4th year of the program, with two...

by: Roger Anderson
Apr 9, 2019

A renewed partnership between Northwestern University and Mather High School will bring nearly 100 elementary and secondary school students to campus for immersive learning and mentorship experiences.

Funded by a $175,000 ASPIRE grant from AT&T, the new Science Explorers Summer Camp pilot initiative with Mather — a Chicago...

by: Erika Morales
Mar 18, 2019

Every fall, hundreds of students begin their high school career as 9th graders at Mather High School in Chicago. Mather offers numerous programs and other resources are made available for freshmen to successfully navigate the high school transition and stay on...

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Dec 12, 2018

The 2018 Scientific Images Contest winners were announced on December 11th at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). All 12 Northwestern finalists have been featured in the school's gallery alongside more than 40 student artworks from ETHS art and physics classes.  Congratulations to the prizewinning Northwestern images and ETHS...

by: Sara Grady
Jul 6, 2018

TED and TEDx are synonymous with creative, stimulating “ideas worth spreading”. So we were thrilled when our director and partners at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago were selected to take part.

In Relationships & Belonging in Science (...

by: Ashley Jennings
Jun 1, 2018

James and Sezen have been Science Club mentors at the True Value Boys & Girls Club in Little Village since it started in 2016. For two and a half years, they’ve come every...

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Feb 12, 2018

Are you a Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidate? Interested in developing science writing and communication skills? Skills & Careers in Science Writing is a free course...

by: Paige Edmiston
Dec 18, 2017

As the new year approaches, our staff and community members took a moment to look back and reflect on some of the highlights from 2017.

Science in Society partnered with community organizations to bring authentic science education resources and opportunities to local kids. This included opening...

by: Paige Edmiston
Dec 17, 2017

A group of teachers crowds around Jen Lewin, the Northwestern/District 65 Partnership Coordinator at Science in Society. She is spinning a vinyl record like a DJ, picking up speed with each revolution. But, despite the turntable’s recent return to fashion, there are no record players in sight. There’s only a lazy susan – the kind you...

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