PME grad students bring STEM to middle schoolers via virtual classrooms
What can you teach middle schoolers about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) using common objects like pieces of fruit and cell phone flashlights? According to grad students Taylor Gray and Christina Wicker, the latest research in molecular engineering.
UChicago molecular engineers take innovative approaches to COVID-19 vaccine
While some companies are already beginning to test vaccine formulations in small trials, there are a lot of potential hurdles to the finish line. It’s important to be exploring approaches from multiple angles, scientists say.
UChicago Stand Together: New Initiative Helps CPS Students Along the Path to College
The initiative offers specialized help for students from Chicago Public Schools and area charter schools who will now navigate the college search and application process virtually, plus support to community-based organizations with expertise in assisting students on the path to college.
UChicago launches new business accelerator program in Washington Park
Three new retail tenants — ReformedSchool, Hemp Heals Body Shop and Solo Noir — will be the inaugural fellows and occupants of the newly renovated L1 Creative Business Accelerator and retail shop, the latest addition to the University of Chicago’s Arts Block project.
Hyde Park Herald: New UChicago initiative designed to increase access and career success for students of color
The University of Chicago recently announced the "UChicago Stand Together Program," which will provide $15 million in new scholarships, college admissions support for Chicago Public Schools students, and over 100 internships with community-based organizations.
University of Chicago accepting applications for certificate in nonprofit management program
Applications are now being accepted for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management program offered by the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement’s Community Programs Accelerator and School of Social Service Administration (SSA) to help nonprofit professionals in their work to build a stronger South Side.
Harris Students Analyze Government Response to Pandemic
Professor Christopher Berry and Associate Professor Anthony Fowler conceived the new class, Government Responses to COVID-19, as a guided research project for students after the pandemic upended their plans to teach in Barcelona.
Hyde Park Herald: UChicago makes lectures available to the public
As disparities in access to quality education are compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, UChicago's Office of Civic Engagement partnered with Cook County to make seven weeks of online lectures and academic resources available for free to Chicago residents.
Machine learning reveals recipe for building artificial proteins
In a breakthrough that could have implications across the healthcare, agriculture, and energy sectors, a team lead by researchers in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago has developed an artificial intelligence-led process that uses big data to design new proteins.
Addressing community needs in the context of coronavirus
To address the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center Office of Community Engagement and Cancer Health Equity (OCECHE) sprang into action.
IMPACT that Endures
Chicago’s first leadership development program specifically for African American professionals, created in partnership with Chicago Booth, is training the next generation of civic and corporate leaders.
Report recommends global evaluation process to elevate and encourage community engagement at universities
The report – developed in partnership with The University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, King’s College London, The University of Melbourne and Nous Group – proposes eight Engagement Indicators that would allow universities to measure and elevate their community impact.