May 2019 News Stories

May 2019 News Stories

  • Evanston Sixth Graders Use ‘Design Thinking’ to Tackle Climate Change
    A straw made from wheatgrass, stormwater ice cream, and a food waste prevention app were just some the solutions Evanston sixth graders devised to address climate change as part of the first citywide project-based learning showcase.

  • Graduate Student Wins Presidential Fellowship
    Doctoral candidate Heather McCambly, who researches the forces behind educational inequalities in higher education, received Northwestern University’s most prestigious award for graduate students, the 2019 Presidential Fellowship.

  • Three Secrets For Working Across Disciplines
    A short attention span and the inability to say ‘no’ can be useful traits for a transdisciplinary scientist, Northwestern University’s David Uttal said, only half joking, during an event celebrating a new facility within the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci).

  • MSED Student Wins Knowles Teaching Fellowship
    Northwestern University’s Bradley Smith, a future high school math teacher who is pursuing his master’s degree through The Accelerated Master of Science in Education program, has received a five-year fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.

  • First Computer Science-Learning Sciences Symposium Draws World's Top Scholars
    Computer science classes and boot camps have never been more popular in the US and worldwide. But how can educators help the next generation use this technology to their advantage?  And how can that information reach everyone – not just those drawn to the traditional notions of computer science?

  • Destin, Cohen Receive Teaching Excellence Awards
    Professor Mesmin Destin and instructor Danny M. Cohen (PhD11) were among five educators honored with 2019 University Teaching Awards for their energy and commitment to undergraduate education at Northwestern University.

  • Economist Mary Daly: 'Bloom Where You’re Planted'
    Fresh off a commencement speech at Syracuse University, economist Mary Daly spoke with SESP Dean David Figlio in Annenberg Hall as part of SESP's Nancy and Ray Loeschner Lecture Series.

  • Former U.S. Secretary of Education To Address Class of 2019
    Arne Duncan, the unusually-candid U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, will address the undergraduate class of 2019 during SESP Convocation ceremonies. Shirley Welsh Ryan, a 2019 recipient of an honorary degree from Northwestern University, is scheduled to speak at the graduate ceremony.

  • SESP in the Media: May 2019
    An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

  • Undergrad Sets Research Grant Record
    Undergraduates Jordyn Ricard and Jared Zvonar received summer research grants from Northwestern University’s Office of Undergraduate Research for projects related to mental health and history, respectively.

  • Student Startup Places Sixth in Rice Competition
    BrewBike, a student-run coffee company, brought home big honors — and funding — in the 2019 Rice Business Plan Competition hosted by Rice University.

  • Why You Don’t Want to Leave School During a Recession
    The bad luck of leaving school during hard economic times can lead to higher rates of early death and permanent differences in life circumstances, Northwestern University’s Hannes Schwandt wrote in a policy brief. 

  • Adam to Discuss Work on Sleep, Equity
    Emma Adam, one of the world’s leading researchers on stress, race, and sleep, will discuss Sleep Equity: Good Sleep as a Resource (and a Right?) during the One SESP Graduate Student Dinner and Discussion.

  • Federal Reserve CEO to Speak on Leadership
    Mary Daly, a high school dropout who is now president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will discuss leadership for social good during the Nancy and Ray Loeschner Leadership Series at Northwestern University. 

  • Computer Scientists and Learning Scientists Join Forces
    Computer science classes and boot camps have never been more popular. But how can we help the next generation of students feel empowered by this technology? And how can that education reach everyone – not just those who are drawn to the traditional notions of computer science?