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Science in Society (SiS), a Northwestern University office dedicated to science outreach and public engagement, was formed in 2008 to promote public dialogue and understanding of scientific issues through programming, special events, and media. We work with University researchers, community partners, and members of the public, both adult and youth, to facilitate existing projects, develop new initiatives, and provide training for researchers in communication and engagement.
Science Club Wins STEM Impact Award from Afterschool Alliance
We are happy to announce that our Science Club program won a STEM Impact Award from Afterschool Alliance! To celebrate, the Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club held an open house, in conjunction with Afterschool Alliance's "Lights on Afterschool" initiative, for community members, mentors and students. Science Club was also featured on ABC 7 News Chicago. Click the links below to read more about the award, watch the ABC 7 news story, and to see pictures from the open house.
Science Club in the News:
Science Club in Uptown Receives National STEM Award (Northwestern News)
Inner-city kids benefit from Science Club (ABC 7 Chicago)
Afterschool Alliance press release
Science Club in Chicago wins 2013 Afterschool STEM Impact Award!
STEM Afterschool Storybook profile
Science Club Open House
Capturing the Beauty of Science: 2013 Scientific Images Contest Opening
Join us at Evanston Township High School on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30pm to celebrate the winners of this year's Scientific Images Contest. Each piece, judged by a panel of local artists, scientists and community leaders, is representative of real Northwestern research. Submitted by University faculty, students and staff, the images cover a wide range of disciplines including medicine, chemistry, engineering, nanotechnology and Earth science. The reception starts at 6:30pm. and awards will be handed out at 6:45pm. For more information visit our online calendar.
Get Connected to the Community!
Science in Society is assembling a list of active science, technology, engineering, & math outreach programs designed for non-expert audiences on campus. We plan to use this inventory to efficiently match community requests with existing initiatives, help new program leaders get a sense of which disciplines and communities are already being served, and as a resource for potential volunteers.
Do you currently run an outreach program on Northwestern campus, or through one of NU's affliates? If so, please add your information to our web form here. We'll contact you for more details. Questions? Please contact us at 847-467-2059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our online calendar to find out about science-related events on campus and in the Chicagoland community that are open to the public.
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