Most Popular SESP Stories of 2019

Most Popular SESP Stories of 2019

Twin boy and girlResearch co-authored by Dean David Figlio supports the “twin testosterone-transfer hypothesis"

News of our stellar new faculty members, undergraduates with a penchant for research, innovative community and corporate partnerships were among the most-read stories in 2019. 

Read (or re-read!) how our School of leadership and learning is working to make the world a better place -- one person, one school, one community, and one organization at a time. 

Northwestern Academy Supports Evanston Students
Northwestern University’s successful college access program for underserved, high-achieving students at Evanston Township High School has been renamed “Northwestern Academy – Evanston.”

Undergrad Sets Research Grant Record
Jordyn Ricard received a record ninth research grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Overall, Ricard, a third-year with a human development and psychological services concentration, has acquired more than $25,000 in grant funding.

Alumna Named Associate Dean of Teacher Education
Kavita Kapadia Matsko (MS97) knew she wanted to be a teacher from a young age. But it wasn’t until she came to Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy that she realized her passion included preparing the teachers themselves.

Undergrads Win Research Grants
A school-record 14 School of Education and Social Policy students received Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grants (AYURG) to study everything from female entrepreneurship and empowerment the use of technology to discipline students.

How School Became a Refuge for Sally Nuamah
Education wasn’t a sure thing for Sally Nuamah. Raised by a single mother in a low-income Chicago neighborhood, Nuamah was the child of immigrants, black and female.

The Cost of a Twin Brother
Women who shared their mother’s womb with a male twin are less likely to graduate from high school or college, have earned less by their early 30s, and have lower fertility and marriage rates when compared with twins who are both females, according to a new study co-authored by Dean David Figlio.

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 of the solutions Evanston sixth-graders devised to address climate change as part of the first citywide project-based learning showcase.

Corey Winchester: An Education Disruptor
Corey Winchester (BS10) never went to school simply to get good grades, Clare Proctor wrote in the Daily Northwestern. “For him, it was about learning, a mindset he credits to his family and first-grade teacher.”

Bang, Vossoughi Win Alumnae Award
Megan Bang and Shirin Vossoughi have been named the 2019 recipients of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s Award for Curriculum Development.

CT-STEM Helps Teachers Reimagine Curriculum
Real scientists generally don’t collect data by hand and crunch numbers using a calculator. So when Teresa Granito teaches biology at Evanston Township High School in the fall, she’ll introduce her students to some of the same computer modeling tools used by the pros.

By Julie Deardorff
Last Modified: 12/19/19