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,...

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...

by: Paige Edmiston
May 18, 2017

Northwestern scientists and engineers visited the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) earlier this month to share their research with the public. The researchers all placed a winning image in Science in Society’s 2016 ...

by: Paige Edmiston
Apr 23, 2017

You’re invited to submit an image to Science in Society’s 2017 Scientific Images Contest.

This contest connects the public with real, contemporary Northwestern research through high-quality visuals. Winning images are professionally printed and displayed in museums, libraries, and galleries across Chicago and Evanston.


by: Paige Edmiston
Apr 18, 2017

Northwestern's Science in Society and the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago (BGCC) welcomed community members and donors to the official grand opening of a new laboratory on Tuesday, April 11. The custom-built lab will be home to Science Club at the True Value BGCC in Little Village, a neighborhood on the west side of Chicago....


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