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.
Over the last 6 years Science in Society has grown to become a nationally recognized science education office, with more than 10 initiatives and 15 partner organizations. Each initiative is carefully designed to meet the pressing need for community-focused science education – especially for youth in our public schools. Our online magazine has grown by 10-fold, reaching more than 175,000 unique visitors per year worldwide.
To better reflect our ideals of community partnership, service, and lasting impact, we spent the last year redesigning our online home. We’re proud to announce that this process is now complete. It’s time to see what we’ve been up to!
The first change you will see is that the Science in Society logo has changed. Our new design reflects the interconnectedness of science and society, and the strength that comes from our commitment to creating lasting partnerships with schools and other community groups.
The second change is that our main web address, scienceinsociety.northwestern.edu, now leads to our office homepage. Here, you can catch up on the latest SiS events and news, read about our office’s mission, find out who we’re partnering with, and read more about each of our initiatives. From our award-winning Science Club program for middle school youth to our annual Scientific Images Contest, each initiative page offers information on the intricacies of our work and how you can get involved.
Complimenting the SiS office site is a completely redesigned online magazine, now named HELIX. On the HELIX site you will find the same in-depth articles and fun blog posts we have been creating for the past six years.
The “Features” section showcases articles written by graduate students about their research. In “Sci Q&A” you’ll find interviews with Northwestern researchers and scientists in the community. “In the News” brings you the latest in scientific research. Finally, the SiS Blog is the place to go for science opinions, musings and anecdotes from Northwestern labs.
We hope our new websites offer a more comprehensive picture of what we’re all about. Thank you for your continued support and readership. We look forward to another fantastic year!
Mike, Rebecca, Bethany and TaRhonda