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by: Paige Edmiston
Sep 16, 2017

“I wasn’t thinking about a career in science until I started in Science Club at the Boys & Girls Club,” said Myles Moore, who graduated from the University of Kentucky this spring with a degree in Clinical Leadership and Management. 

In 2008, Myles was an 8th grader and one of the first students to join Science...

by: Paige Edmiston
Sep 16, 2017

Dimensions, a print magazine published by the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), featured Science Club in the publication's special edition focused on inspiring growth through mentorship. 

Science Club – Science in Society’s mentor-based afterschool science program for middle schoolers – is designed...

by: Paige Edmiston
Sep 6, 2017

We’re recruiting STEM undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs (and faculty and staff!) to mentor youth for the 2017-18 school year!

Science Club is an afterschool, mentor-based science program for middle school youth, which brings graduate student mentors together with small...

by: Paige Edmiston
Aug 26, 2017

Can you improve an athlete’s performance using brain science? Can you engineer a better water filter? Is it possible to invent a healthier – and more delicious – pancake?

This summer, Evanston 3rd–5th graders explored these questions while learning hands-on science skills as part of the Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U)...

by: Paige Edmiston
Aug 26, 2017

Science in Society welcomed a new associate director this summer. Rabiah Mayas joins the team in this newly created leadership position to guide and develop the Center’s core initiatives, including both K–12 STEM education and researcher training programs.

Prior to joining Science in Society, Rabiah served as the Director of...

by: Paige Edmiston
Aug 23, 2017

“This is why I can’t wear green!” laughed meteorologist Tracy Butler. Monika Roszkowski, a 3rd-grade teacher at Cameron Elementary, stood in front of a green screen in the ABC-7 newsroom. She watched her green sweater disappear; in its place, a map of the Chicago suburbs.

Earlier this summer, Butler gave Monika and seven other...

by: Paige Edmiston
Aug 20, 2017

HELIX magazine is now recruiting scientist-writers for the 2017–18 academic year.

HELIX is both an online magazine and a training program to support skills development for early-career scientists. With support from our professional editorial staff,...

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Aug 17, 2017

Are you a Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidate interested in developing science writing and communication skills? Skills & Careers in Science Writing is a free, evening course which trains graduate students to distill scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences.

Early career researchers...

by: Paige Edmiston
Jun 26, 2017

This spring, Science in Society’s flagship program, Science Club, opened at McGaw YMCA’s MetaMedia. MetaMedia is Science Club’s second site in Evanston, joining Family Focus, a nonprofit community center serving...

by: Paige Edmiston
Jun 24, 2017

In a laboratory classroom deep within Northwestern’s Technological Institute, students take turns peering into microscopes, excitedly adjusting knobs and refocusing lenses to bring the cell samples into sharp relief. 

But these students aren’t Northwestern undergrads. They are members of Science Club, an afterschool science...

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