by: Paige Edmiston
Dec 16, 2017

While we acknowledge that January 1 is not astronomically significant in any way whatsoever (we hear you, Neil deGrasse Tyson!), we also know that, for many people, the new year is a time for reflection, renewal, and goal-setting.

One of our goals at...

by: Paige Edmiston
Nov 6, 2017

On Thursday, November 2, Science in Society announced the winners of the 2017 Northwestern Scientific Images Contest. The winners were announced during an exhibition launch and reception held at Evanston Township High School (ETHS).

Aaron Geller, an astronomer with a joint appointment to Northwestern’s Center for...

Oct 25, 2017

We’re looking for two new team members to join our growing center!

STEM Coordinator (High Schools)

We’re looking for a CPS/Northwestern University (NU) High School STEM Partnership Senior Coordinator to serve as a liaison between Northwestern and Science in Society and two neighborhood high schools in...

by: Paige Edmiston
Oct 1, 2017

We are thrilled to welcome five new Science Education Fellows to our team! The Fellows play a key role in the Center's Science Explorers initiative, helping ...

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...


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