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Diversity in STEM

Northwestern University aims to achieve diversity in STEM education and career pathways. Our goal is to incorporate best practices that promote racial and gender equity in STEM-related fields while creating STEM opportunities that connect Northwestern and ETHS. 
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I was consistently impressed with the girls’ insightful discussions on what it meant to be a woman in STEM. Their motivation inspires me to serve as a role model for young women in STEM throughout my professional career.”

Stephanie Zaleski, Ph.D., on being a WiSTEM mentor

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Promoting equity in STEM education

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Our office facilitates a student group at ETHS with University mentors supporting young women in STEM-related coursework and career pathways.

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A community network that connects STEM program providers in Evanston towards collective impact.

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NSF Career grants

Biomedical Engineering Professor Evan Scott facilitates an outreach program to encourage ETHS students of color in STEM career pathways.

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Feinberg Day

ETHS anatomy and health science students participate in hands-on workshops with Ph.D. candidates and Feinberg medical students at Northwestern University’s Anatomy Lab and Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.

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