Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing their science writing and communication skills. Skills & Careers in Science Writing is a free, evening course which trains graduate students to distil scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences and provides networking and exposure to science writing and communication professionals.
For the second time, Science in Society was awarded a $1.2 million Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award will be used to launch Science Club Summer Camp, a practicum-based professional development program for Chicago Public School elementary teachers.
In March, Science in Society (SiS) launched a new initiative in partnership with Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois. Through the support of The Herman M. and Bea L. Silverstein Foundation, Science in Society has developed and implemented a genetics curriculum for high school students in two honors biology classrooms at Wendell Phillips.
Ten students from the bio-art class at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) in Evanston, Illinois, visited Northwestern University in February as part of a collaboration inspired by Science in Society’s annual scientific images contest.
As part of Northwestern University’s We Will campaign, you can now give directly to Science in Society through the online fundraising portal. All donations will be used to support our science education and outreach initiatives. The Campaign for Northwestern’s priorities go hand-in-hand with Science in Society’s core mission.
From electron microscopy to the all-you-can-eat buffet at Sargent Hall, 60 Evanston Township High School (ETHS) students got a chance to experience life at Northwestern when they visited the university last week. The students from Ms. Jenna Paplaczyk’s Biology with Support classes learned about authentic scientific research when they visited two advanced imaging facilities and two research lab spaces.
We are excited to announce our all-new Science in Society office website and redesigned online magazine!
Science in Society was founded in 2008 with the goal of connecting scientists to the community. Our core mission is to train Northwestern students and researchers how to share their exciting research and scientific knowledge with the public.