On June 1st the Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP) hosted the 9th Annual High School Project Showcase as part of Northwestern University’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Exposition. The high school students completed projects as part of their research and project-based math and science curricula at their schools, through independent research courses or clubs, or entirely independently.
During the day the high school students got to present their work, but they also had the opportunity to network with Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students. CIERA’s Katie Breivik, Adam Dempsey, Zachary Hafen, and Niharika Sravan all served as judges at the showcase.
The showcase is a part of OSEP’s work to engage in long-term partnerships with Chicago-area high schools to improve the quality of science instruction, increase the number of students achieving high science standards, and prepare students for college-level coursework.