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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...

by: Sara Grady
Oct 10, 2016

We're currently recruiting two new team members! We're looking for an experience science education/informal learning professional to lead our growing Science Club programs and an editorial assistant to support our center through marketing and communications.

The...

by: Sara Grady
Sep 9, 2016

One of the hallmarks of Science in Society's approach to mission-driven community engagement is committing to the long-term. Rome wasn't built in a day and we believe supporting, encouraging, and inspiring science learners (or learners of any other subject for that matter!) isn't the work of a single afternoon or one-off event. It...

by: Sara Grady
Aug 22, 2016

Dr. Michael Kennedy, director of Science in Society and research professor of neurobiology at Northwestern University, was recently appointed to the Teacher Advisory Council of the National Academies of Sciences,...

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Aug 17, 2016

Graduate students and post docs (and even faculty and staff) can have the best intentions. We constantly meet motivated scholars looking to give back to the community but they’re not sure where to start.

Sound familiar?

If you’re interested in developing your science communication, teaching, leadership, or mentorship...

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