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by: Science in Society
Aug 23, 2018

The 2018-2019 school year is here, and we're recruiting mentors for Science in Society's afterschool Science Club program!

Science Club is a weekly, mentor-based program that connects STEM mentors with middle-grade students in Chicago and Evanston neighborhoods. Mentors and youth work in teams to explore scientific phenomena,...

by: Sara Grady
Jul 6, 2018

TED and TEDx are synonymous with creative, stimulating “ideas worth spreading”. So we were thrilled when our director and partners at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago were selected to take part.

In Relationships & Belonging in Science (...

by: Ashley Jennings
Jun 1, 2018

James and Sezen have been Science Club mentors at the True Value Boys & Girls Club in Little Village since it started in 2016. For two and a half years, they’ve come every...

by: Sara Grady
Apr 19, 2018

Science in Society’s Director (Mike Kennedy) and the VP for Youth Development at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago (Milo Hinojosa) will give a joint talk at TEDxNorthwestern on Saturday, April 28.

This presentation, titled Relationships and Belonging in...

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Apr 12, 2018

Science Explorers is now recruiting full-time Science Education Fellows to provide mentoring and tutoring support for students in two Chicago Public School high schools during the 2018-19 school year.

This program, currently in its second year, aims to build science skills and school success by strengthening academic attitudes...

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Feb 12, 2018

Are you a Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidate? Interested in developing science writing and communication skills? Skills & Careers in Science Writing is a free course...

by: Paige Edmiston
Dec 18, 2017

As the new year approaches, our staff and community members took a moment to look back and reflect on some of the highlights from 2017.

Science in Society partnered with community organizations to bring authentic science education resources and opportunities to local kids. This included opening...

by: Paige Edmiston
Dec 17, 2017

A group of teachers crowds around Jen Lewin, the Northwestern/District 65 Partnership Coordinator at Science in Society. She is spinning a vinyl record like a DJ, picking up speed with each revolution. But, despite the turntable’s recent return to fashion, there are no record players in sight. There’s only a lazy susan – the kind you...

by: Paige Edmiston
Dec 16, 2017

While we acknowledge that January 1 is not astronomically significant in any way whatsoever (we hear you, Neil deGrasse Tyson!), we also know that, for many people, the new year is a time for reflection, renewal, and goal-setting.

One of our goals at...

by: Paige Edmiston
Nov 6, 2017

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).

Aaron Geller, an astronomer with a joint appointment to Northwestern’s Center for...

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