February 2018 News Stories

February 2018 News Stories

  • Uttal Awarded National Science Foundation Grant
    Northwestern University professor David Uttal and his collaborators have received a four-year, $2 million National Science Foundation grant to implement and study new ways to teach vocational education to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students.
    2/21/18

  • Rapp Co-Edits Handbook for Discourse Scholars, Students
    A newly updated academic handbook helps researchers explore new ways to think about and study reading, listening, talking, and writing during a time of rapid change in modes of communication.
    2/16/18

  • Vossoughi, Pinkard Win Diversity Grants
    School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) learning scientists Shirin Vossoughi and Nichole Pinkard have received 2017-18 Daniel I. Linzer Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity from the Northwestern University Office of the Provost
    2/12/18

  • Fuse Grant Recipient Launches Program in Peoria
    Failure is an opportunity in Greg Gilson’s first-hour class, the FUSE studio at Manual Academy, said Pam Adams in the Peoria Journal Star. “There are no assignments, no classroom lectures, no traditional grades.”
    2/12/18

  • MSLOC Alumna Cited as Top Mentor
    School of Education and Social Policy alumna Renetta McCann (MS12), the chief talent officer at Leo Burnett, is “a C-level executive and a legend in advertising, and will mentor anyone who musters up the courage to ask,” Lisa Bertagnoli wrote in a Crain’s special report, “Which Chicagoans are best at mentoring women?”
    2/9/18

  • How to Help Anxious Students Cope With Stress
    Talking with students about their goals for a successful future can help manage challenges and stress, according to a Northwestern University-led study published in the journal Motivation and Emotion.
    2/8/18

  • Reiser Receives $2.5 Million McDonnell Foundation Grant
    Brian Reiser, professor of learning sciences, has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to study how to best support science teachers as they integrate new practices into the classroom.
    2/8/18

  • FUSE Challenges Evanston Sixth Graders
    Sixth graders in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 are participating in Northwestern University’s FUSE program, a buffet of nearly 30 hands-on, computer-based challenges in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
    2/6/18