Spotlight

December 9, 2015

Spotlight on Aileen Robinson: Forging Connections between Theater and Science

TeaserIt might seem unusual for a Performance Studies PhD student to receive an NSF grant, but for Aileen Robinson, it’s just the most recent step in an impressively interdisciplinary career. The seventh-year graduate student is part of both the Science and Human Culture cluster and the British Studies cluster; a Faculty Fellow in the Slivka Residential College; a recipient of grants from both the Social Science Research Council and the National Science Foundation; and a dramaturg for a 2012 Mainstage production of The Bluest Eye.

October 23, 2015

Spotlight on Kathryn Pogin

Applying Epistemology to Real-Life Ethical Dilemmas

October 2, 2015

Spotlight on Matt June, Narrative-Challenging Historian and Teacher

When Matt June, a sixth-year PhD student in the History department, decided to leave Southern California to start his PhD at Northwestern, a lot of people questioned his decision, primarily for weather-based reasons.

June 24, 2015

Spotlight on Wendy Weaver, Chicago Campus Student Health Expert

As the Student Insurance Advocate on Northwestern’s Chicago campus, Wendy Weaver is a resource for students who need help getting health care or navigating their insurance.

June 12, 2015

NUIN Graduates and Siblings Ben and Eugénie Suter

Attending a hooding ceremony is, for many students, the culmination of their PhD program. For Ben and Eugénie Suter, who are both celebrating their graduation from Northwestern’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN), the moment is even more special, as the brother and sister will receive their academic hoods in the same ceremony. To mark the uniqueness of the occasion, Dean McBride will serve as co-hooder for both siblings.

May 5, 2015

Spotlight on Nicholas Jackson, Chemistry PhD Student, Presidential Fellow, and Bluegrass Aficionado

Nick Jackson has certainly found his niche at Northwestern. The fourth-year chemistry PhD student is taking part in the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching Certificate Program, works with the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center and, last but certainly not least, was recently named as a 2015-2016 Presidential Fellow.

April 14, 2015

Spotlight on Laura Carrillo: Sociology PhD Student and TGS Diversity and Inclusion Intern

Working toward a PhD is a full-time job, and being a parent is another. Laura Carrillo, a third-year PhD student in the Sociology department and mother of a seven year-old, acquired a third job: The Graduate School’s Diversity and Inclusion internship.

March 3, 2015

Spotlight On: Stacey Finley, Chemical and Biological Engineering Alumna and Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC)

Stacey Finley knew she was interested in science from an early age. “I did science projects with my dad,” she said, “and I enjoyed asking questions about the things I was seeing around me every day, so I did small experiments to try to answer those questions.” As a PhD alumna of Northwestern’s Chemical and Biological Engineering program, and now as the Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), Stacey is still asking questions about the world around her.

February 11, 2015

Spotlight on: The Axford Group

All Northwestern graduate students have stories about the interesting, unique, and just plain weird experiences they have had over the course of their research. Very few, however, can say that learning to defend themselves against bear attacks was a part of their academic training. The students in the Axford Group are among those few.