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...

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: Science in Society
Aug 23, 2018

The 2018-2019 school year is here, and we're recruiting mentors for Science in Society's afterschool Science Club program!

Science Club is a weekly, mentor-based program that connects STEM mentors with middle-grade students in Chicago and Evanston neighborhoods. Mentors and youth work in teams to explore scientific phenomena,...

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...

by: Sara Grady
Apr 19, 2018

Science in Society’s Director (Mike Kennedy) and the VP for Youth Development at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago (Milo Hinojosa) will give a joint talk at TEDxNorthwestern on Saturday, April 28.

This presentation, titled Relationships and Belonging in...

Apr 12, 2018

Science Explorers is now recruiting full-time Science Education Fellows to provide mentoring and tutoring support for students in two Chicago Public School high schools during the 2018-19 school year.

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

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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