In a laboratory classroom deep within Northwestern’s Technological Institute, students take turns peering into microscopes, excitedly adjusting knobs and refocusing lenses to bring the cell samples into sharp relief.
But these students aren’t Northwestern undergrads. They are members of Science Club, an afterschool science education program for middle school youth. These Science Club members, visiting from the new Family Focus site in Evanston, are on a field trip at Northwestern.
Next school year, Science in Society will expand its partnerships with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to include Lake View High School, on the north side of Chicago.
This expansion is part of Northwestern University’s broad commitment to developing and supporting high-quality K-12 education in Chicago’s and Evanston’s underserved areas. Read more about the Northwestern University and CPS partnership in this press release.
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.
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 themselves Science Explorers.