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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...

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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....

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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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Apr 26, 2016

Science in Society is now accepting applications for the 2016 Scientific Images Contest.

Rules, terms, and submission information can be found in the contest's Call for Entries.

This contest and its subsequent...

by: Sara Grady
Apr 26, 2016

Students and faculty at Northwestern may have heard of the Scientific Images Contest, but the program is far more than a cash-prize competition. Selected research-based images are professionally mounted for exhibitions across the Chicago area...

by: Sara Grady
Apr 18, 2016

Earlier this year, Science in Society launched a new STEM education program called Science Explorers.

The second year of the program will include an expansion and roll-out to a larger cohort of Mather High School freshmen...

by: Science in Society
Feb 23, 2016

Science in Society has embarked on a new adventure: offering in-school programming! We’re partnered with Mather High School in West Rogers Park, Chicago, to support incoming freshman with science and learning skills during the transition to high school. The first cohort of students has named...

by: Sara Grady
Feb 19, 2016

In Fall 2015, youth in 3rd-5th grade took part in a new Science in Society & Y.O.U partnership program exploring the health sciences through project-based informal learning. The partnership brings researchers from...

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