Science Web Site Speaks Lay Person’s Language
Science in Society provides attractive, consolidated, and searchable information about Northwestern’s research and outreach activities—written for a non-scientific audience. Sponsored by the Office for Research and conceived and developed by the Center for Genetic Medicine, the site covers a wide range of disciplines, from medicine to nanotechnology to physics. It includes articles written by Northwestern faculty that explore not only the science, but the social, legal, economic, and ethical dimensions of research as well.
The site includes a news section that links to local, national, and international stories of relevance to your life. A multimedia library allows you to view lectures designed for the general public on your computer, iPod, or portable video player. A one-stop resource for seminars and other events at the University designed to engage the public, Science in Society includes activities for all ages. The site features RSS feeds and will even send automatic monthly e-mails to subscribers with updates on articles, news items, and events. Learn how medical science relates to your life at Science in Society.