Earlier in 2015, Science in Society was officially promoted to a University Research Center under Northwestern’s Office for Research. This tremendous recognition included increased funding and strategic support directly from the Vice President for Research.
“Designating Science in Society a Northwestern research center reflects the excellent, nationally-recognized work being done, and emphasizes Northwestern’s continued investment in community engagement” said Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research.
Now in its fifth year, the Scientific Images Contest has become a landmark event for Science in Society. Each spring Northwestern scientists submit images connected to the contemporary research on campus. A panel of artists, scientists and community leaders the select prize-winning images which tour venues across Evanston and Chicago.
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.
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.
You can now download the "Beauty of Science" app featuring winning images from our annual scientific images contest for FREE from the iTunes store! Showcasing all of the winning images from 2010-2014, this app puts innovative research being conducted at Northwestern University right in the palm of your hand.
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2014 Northwestern Scientific Images Contest, "Capturing the Beauty of Science."
This year's winning images span a wide range of disciplines, including physics and astronomy, biomedical engineering, plant biology and chemistry. Come to our gallery opening event at Evanston Township High School on October 15 to view the images in person and meet the winning scientists.
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.