July 2013 News Stories

July 2013 News Stories

  • MSN Cites David Figlio's Finding on Impact of Baby Names in Relation to Royal Baby
    As Prince William and his wife Catherine await their baby, MSN reports on the influence a name can have. MSN quotes SESP professor David Figlio, who has written several papers on the topic. “Names can really make a difference in children’s lives,” says Figlio.
    7/17/13

  • Kemi Jona, Brian Reiser Build Understanding of STEM Education at National Conference
    Learning Sciences professors Kemi Jona and Brian Reiser helped to deepen understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at a national conference in Washington, D.C., on July 15.
    7/17/13

  • Four 2013 SESP Graduates Named NUPIP Fellows
    Four 2013 graduates of the School of Education and Social Policy were selected as fellows of the Northwestern University Public Interest Program (NUPIP). Lafayette Cruise, Tania Murillo, Jessi Sharpe and Adriana Stanovici will work with Chicago nonprofit organizations as NUPIP fellows.
    7/18/13

  • Senior Erin Turner Bikes Across the USA This Summer
    To see the United States, senior Erin Turner, a social policy major, is biking cross-country from Washington State to Boston this summer with her brother, James. They blog about their trip at erinjamesbike.wordpress.com.
    7/25/13

  • Fox News Features FUSE Drop-In Studio for Teens at Chicago Summer Learning Program
    A Fox News video shows teens participating in FUSE activities at the Chicago Cultural Center this summer. In the STEAM Studio, FUSE challenges youth to use design and production tools to create artifacts and earn digital badges under the theme of STEAM -- science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The FUSE drop-in program was developed by SESP professors Kemi Jona and Reed Stevens.
    7/25/13

  • Mayor Emanuel Visits Teens Participating in FUSE Summer Learning Program
    Cool skill-building activities to keep teens learning while school’s out have been the specialty of the FUSE drop-in program this summer. FUSE participated in Chicago’s Summer of Learning initiative with a temporary studio at the Chicago Cultural Center, and on July 25 Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by to visit.
    7/18/13

  • FUSE Engages Kids at Korea's Largest Science Festival
    The FUSE drop-in program went international this summer by setting up a studio at the largest science festival in Korea. FUSE, developed by School of Education and Social Policy professors Kemi Jona and Reed Stevens, was designed to draw young people into science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) with highly motivating hands-on activities.
    7/31/13