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. Each exhibition is accompanied by events and activities which provide key science outreach training and opportunities for the researchers involved.
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).
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 takes a community. It takes dedication and it takes time.
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.
If you’re interested in developing your science communication, teaching, leadership, or mentorship skills, stop by one of our drop-in info sessions to hear about projects with which you can get involved.