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Many of Northwestern's departments, centers and initiatives are engaged in public outreach. Below is information about just a few of these programs. For more information about a specific program, please contact the administrator listed. To have your program added to this page, please contact Beth Herbert at 847-467-2059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Genetic Medicine
Each fall and spring, the Center for Genetic Medicine presents the Silverstein Lecture Series, which brings prominent researchers to Northwestern's campus to share the latest in genetics with the public. For more information about upcoming events, or to view videos of past events, visit the Center for Genetic Medicine's website.
Health Learning Centers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
The Health Learning Centers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital empower users - the public, patients, families, and NM providers and staff - with timely, accurate, health information. Their resources include books, journals, cookbooks, memoirs, medical references, multimedia, and classes. They also sponsor a number of public programs throughout the year including Wellness Wednesdays and Mini-Med School. Visit their website to learn about upcoming programs.
Northwestern University Society of Women Engineers
The Northwestern University Society of Women Engineers (SWE) sponsors their Annual Career Day for Girls every winter, open to girls in grades six through twelve. The day-long event features lab tours, a mini design competition, and career panels. The also host a three-day Summer Technology and Engineering Program (STEP) for girls in grades seven through nine, which also includes small-group design projects, lab tours and other workshops. Contact Ellen Worsdall at email@example.com for more information.
Science Cafe and Junior Science Cafe
At Science Cafe events, adults and teens can learn about the latest in scientific research directly from the experts in a relaxed, interactive setting. Science Cafes are held once a month and Junior Science Cafes are held twice a month, both during the academic year (with the exception of December). To learn more about upcoming events, visit the Science Cafe website. If you are a Northwestern researcher interested in presenting a Science Cafe lecture, contact Suzanne Auburn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-2902.
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