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....

Apr 5, 2017

We’re pleased to welcome three new members to the Science in Society team!

Emily Mathews is a former Chicago Public Schools science teacher and, more recently, a science instructional coach and professional development leader for the STEM Center at DePaul University. Emily shares our belief that all students...

by: Paige Edmiston
Mar 20, 2017

Next school year, Science in Society will expand its partnerships with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to include Lake View High School, on the north side of Chicago.

This expansion is part of Northwestern University’s broad commitment to developing and supporting high-quality K-12 education in Chicago’s and Evanston’s...

by: Paige Edmiston
Feb 20, 2017

Science Club Summer Camp (SC2) is now accepting applications for 2017! This three-week paid summer training and practicum program is designed to help CPS third grade teachers meaningfully integrate the Next Generation Science Standards...


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