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OSEP Partners with Local High School and The Center for Reproductive Science.

Earlier this month, fifteen Evanston Township High School (Evanston, IL) students and three science teachers came to Northwestern University to particiapte in the Biology Investigations in Reproduction & Development (NU-BIRD) Program. In partnership with the Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP) and the Center for Reproductive Science (CSR), the students had an opportunity to utilize university labs to conduct science experiments alongside faculty and student.

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Kai Orton Talks to High School Students About Her Education in Computational Biology and Oncofertility Education

On Friday, February 21, Kai Orton, research assistant professor and OSEP staff member at Northwestern University, hosted webinars for students at Glenbard East High School (Lombard, IL) highlighting her education path through her graduate and postdoctoral work in computational biology.

FUSE Teacher Invited to President Obama's State of the Union on January 28

Michelle Burke, an Addams Junior High Science and FUSE teacher, has been invited to President Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday, January 28 by 8th District Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.

 

Read about it in the Chicago Tribune!

Read about it in the Daily Herald!

FUSE Partners with Siemens to Launch Solar Roller Challenge at Lincoln Prairie School

On January 13, the FUSE program, in partnership with Siemens Corporation, launched the Solar Roller Challenge at Lincoln Prairie School in Hoffman Estates. Based off a leveling-up model students had to not only construct solar vehicles, but put them through rigorous challenges including getting the cars to go through a dark tunnel.

This is the eighth school in District 54 that FUSE has been implemented in.

Kemi Jona Testifies on STEM Education in Front of Congressional Subcommittee on Research & Technology

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University Professor Kemi Jona testified January 9 at a U.S. Congressional subcommittee hearing about ways to successfully involve the private sector in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education on the K-12 level.

At the invitation of U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski, Jona described some of the successful and replicable models his office has developed in conjunction with scientists and engineers in academia and industry to excite young students in STEM subjects and STEM career possibilities.

South Korean Radio Station Interviews Kemi Jona About STEM Education

South Korean radio station eFM 101.3 host Alex Jensen recently interviewed OSEP Director Kemi Jona on their "This Morning" show about OSEP's work with K-12 STEM education. Based in Seoul, the show was interested in learning about the diverse ways OSEP educates and engages young students in the fields of science, technology, enginerring, and mathematics.

Kemi Jona Discusses STEM Education on Panel with U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL - OSEP Director, Kemi Jona, discussed STEM Education in Illinois as part of a panel that included OSEP partners from Motorola Solutions, as well as local superintendents, and leaders of local organizations. U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth led the discussion that focused on early engagement in STEM education.

The event was covered by Kimberly Pohl of the Daily Herald:

One overarching theme emerged Thursday at a panel discussion on the importance of STEM-based curriculum: Start them young.

OSEP's Climate Change & Sustainability Workshop Connects Teachers to Current Research

Postdoctoral Researcher Dorothée Husson presented current developments on carbon capture and sequestration to a unique audience in August: Chicago-area high school teachers. The two-day Climate Change & Sustainability workshop was one of many projects organized through the Office of STEM Education Partnerships at Northwestern (OSEP), which supports K-12 students and teachers by connecting them with the world-class science, technology, engineering and mathematics resources of Northwestern University.

FUSE 3D Jewelry Workshop featured in Chicago Summer of Learning Video at STEAM Studio

FUSE Jewelry Design Challenge featured in video about the Chicago Summer of Learning pop-up studio. Check out the youtube video here!

FUSE Studio featured in Chicago Summer of Learning Video

FUSE 3D printing featured in video from Chicago Summer of Learning Open House at STEAM Studio! Check out the youtube video here!