The Daily Northwestern

Holtzman: Schools must do more to encourage girls’ interests in tech

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

February 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Saturday, about a dozen Girl Scouts visited the Northwestern University Knight Lab, where they experimented with the Knight Lab’s virtual reality headsets. It’s one of many components of the Girl Scouts’ new STEM programs,...

Baas: First-year classes like General Chemistry must provide better materials, resources

Jared Baas, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It all started during Wildcat Welcome. I received an email from Northwestern’s chemistry department saying new General Chemistry students were required to go to the lab resource room and purchase a lab coat and goggles. This...

Evanston Public Library receives grant to support growth of STEM programs

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

February 22, 2017

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

A new research project will bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives to the Evanston Public Library and the rest of the city, promoting efforts to increase interest in science among local children. The...

Northwestern establishes partnership with CPS high school

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor

January 23, 2017

Filed under Campus, Education, Latest Stories

Northwestern will establish a partnership with Lake View High School, which is within the Chicago Public Schools system, to bolster the school’s STEM program, the University announced Friday. University spokesman Al Cubbage said Northwestern faculty will be working with the University’s Sci...

Letter to the Editor: Open letter by Northwestern faculty in support of academic integrity

February 9, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The undersigned 46 Northwestern faculty urge University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Daniel Linzer to withdraw the appointment of retired Lt. Gen. and former ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry as executive directo...

Educational development program holds first local event at Roycemore School

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

April 24, 2015

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Education, Local

An education and technology development organization will host its first Chicago-area event at the Roycemore School, 1200 Davis St., on Saturday, April 25. Share Fair Nation was founded in Denver in 2009 by John and Carrie...

Kane: Cruz’s appointment at odds with Obama’s STEM initiative

Noah Kane, Columnist

January 15, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is a top priority for the Obama administration. Among the goals of the president’s STEM initiative are developing American students’ scientific critical thinking abilities and closing the gap in STEM compe...