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.


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,...

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...

Aug 9, 2016

After a highly successful pilot year, Science in Society will be offering its science writing and communication course, Skills & Careers in Science Writing, again in fall and spring quarters. 

This free, evening course...

by: Sara Grady
Aug 5, 2016

Science in Society kicked off its newest initiative, Science Club Summer Camp, July 11 on Northwestern’s Chicago campus. Based on the Science Club model of hands-on, inquiry-led STEM education, Science Club Summer Camp is specifically...

Jun 29, 2016

Science in Society is currently recruiting a new team member to support and lead the growing K-8 STEM Education community in Evanston.

The District 65/Northwestern University Partnership Coordinator will serve as a liaison between NU and the Curriculum and Instruction Department in Evanston/Skokie School District 65. The...

by: Sara Grady
Jun 17, 2016

This spring, AP Biology students at Wendell Phillips Academy High School weren’t reading textbooks and taking quizzes, they were using investigative lab techniques to solve a genetic mystery.  The students spent three weeks exploring the science behind (and the implications of) modern genetic testing....

May 12, 2016

Last week, Northwestern’s Science in Society and three other Chicago-area organizations received awards of distinction from honor society Phi Beta Kappa.

Phi Beta Kappa is a premier academic honor...


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