October 2012 News Stories

October 2012 News Stories

  • MSLOC Students Earn Coveted Spot in National Human Capital Case Competition
    Master of Science in Learning and Educational Change students Amanda Dawson and Swati Surupria were selected for the 2012 National MBA Human Capital Case Competition as members of a Northwestern team composed of SESP and Kellogg students. Only 12 teams from across the nation were selected for the sixth annual competition, held October 18 to 20 in Nashville.

  • Alumni Invited to SESP Reunion Weekend Events on October 26
    A dean’s reception in the new Student Affairs Office and a Classes Without Quizzes talk by SESP professor Kemi Jona are the SESP highlights of Reunion Weekend on October 26. Alumni are invited to attend.

  • Thomas Cook Honored with Peter Rossi Award for Program Evaluation
    Thomas Cook will receive the 2012 Peter H. Rossi Award for Contributions to the Theory or Practice of Program Evaluation at the fall conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Cook is a professor of sociology, psychology, education and social policy at Northwestern University.

  • New York Times Recognizes Northwestern as Leader in Voter Registration, Quotes Dan Lewis
    Northwestern is a leader among colleges initiating their own voter registration drives, according to the New York Times, which quotes professor Dan Lewis on difficulties in the voter registration process this year. Lewis is director of Northwestern University’s Center for Civic Engagement, which started incorporating voter registration into its freshman orientation last year.

  • Close-Up on Innovative Technology School Designed by Kemi Jona and Colleagues
    VOISE Academy, designed by a team including SESP professor Kemi Jona, Chicago Public Schools leaders and a distance learning specialist, is one of the first fully blended high schools in the country. Students at the school on Chicago's West Side receive laptops at school, and their instruction is a mix of web-based and in-person teaching.

  • WTTW Features Maddie Orenstein (BS10) as Leader of 'Dream Team' for College-Bound Undocumented Students
    Maddie Orenstein (BS10) started the Dream Team, an after-school group for undocumented students at Schurz High School in Chicago, where she is a career and college counselor. Chicago Tonight on WTTW featured the group on a televised segment on October 17.

  • Chris Grodoski (MS03) Named Middle School Art Educator of the Year
    Christopher Grodoski (MS03), an art teacher at Franklin Middle School in Wheaton, Illinois, received the 2012 Illinois Middle School Art Educator of the Year award from the Illinois Art Education Association. This award recognizes exemplary contributions, service and achievements.

  • NPR Story Features Katherine Magnuson (PhD03) on Childhood Stress and Poverty
    An NPR story on "Parenting in Poverty" features Katherine Magnuson (PhD03), a professor at the University of Wisconsin who researches poverty and childhood development, discussing how instability and unpredictability cause mental and physical stress in children.

  • OSEP Receives Grant from Google for Mobile Computer Labs for Schools
    The Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP) received a grant from Google to enhance its mobile computer lab loaner program, called Project ACCESS. The project provides much-needed technology to middle and high school STEM classrooms and labs throughout the Chicago area.

  • Carol Lee Advances Education Research Internationally
    Professor Carol Lee is advancing education research on a global scale through her work with the World Education Research Association. The WERA is an international alliance of research organizations that aims to advance education research as a scientific and scholarly field globally.

  • SESP Campus Leaders Reach Out to Others
    From community service to athletics and entrepreneurship, SESP undergraduates demonstrate their leadership on campus in many ways. Meet a few of SESP's campus leaders: Lauren Ackerman, Kameron Dodge, Aria Fiat, Jessica Holden, Meesoh Kim, Kate Mattax, Levi Mele, Daniel Nissani, Ellyn Pena, Becca Portman, Laura Santamaria and A.J. Tomiak.

  • Uri Wilensky Wins New Grants for Science Learning Technology Projects
    Professor Uri Wilensky has received National Science Foundation grants for two major new projects aimed at helping students learn science better with cutting-edge technologies. One project, called InquirySpace, will develop a web-based platform for middle and high school students to experience scientific inquiry in a deep and authentic way. A second project will design and study computer models for high school students to learn evolutionary biology and computational thinking.

  • Dan McAdams Named Henry Wade Rogers Professor
    Dan McAdams, professor of psychology and human development and social policy, has been named the Henry Wade Rogers Professor in Psychology. His investiture, including a medal ceremony and talk, will be held at 4 p.m. on December 7 in Annenberg Hall.