Recent News

January 13, 2014

Northwestern University Professor Kemi Jona testified 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.

Jona is director of Northwestern’s Office of STEM Partnerships (OSEP), which since 2006 has worked to connect K-12 teachers and students to the world-class STEM resources of Northwestern University and beyond.

July 31, 2012

Click here to see Dr. Woodruff and our 2012 Infectious Disease Summer Academy science sisters on ABC 7 news!

November 16, 2011

 CHICAGO --- A Northwestern Medicine program for mentoring urban minority high-school girls for college and careers in science and health was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring by President Barack Obama. The mentors will receive the awards at a White House ceremony later this year.

 The Women's Health Science Program for High School Girls and Beyond, a five-year-old program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, targets primarily African American and Latina girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in Chicago. The young women can study at four different Northwestern academies: cardiology, physical science, infectious disease and oncofertility. The girls’ science program is part of the Institute for Women’s Health Research at the Feinberg School.

March 1, 2010

The film describes the story of 15 juniors and 14 seniors from Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago, who were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, to participate in a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about the emerging, new field of Oncofertility.

View the full documentary.