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Type 2 diabetes (T2D) affects over 422 million people worldwide. In 2017, diabetes care for the 29 million T2D Americans cost $327 billion, approximately an 88 percent increase from the 2007 estimate of $174 billion. These exorbitant costs…read more
Since the postpartum death of #BlackLivesMatter activist Erica Garner in December 2017 and the harrowing birth narrative released by tennis champion Serena Williams in January 2018, an apparent crisis of Black maternal mortality…read more
Locating previously unmapped water-filled cave passages feeding the Echo River Accessory Spring using electrical resistivity tomography at Mammoth Cave
What we know about the Mammoth Cave system stems from the 833 km of explored cave, but it is hypothesized that this represents only half of the total cave system. Many caves passages within this complex system are extremely hard…read more
Morocco is a fairly stable country, with parliamentary elections and limited political instability. When compared to neighbors such as Egypt and Tunisia, Morocco came out of the Arab Spring relatively unscathed. However, the Moroccan people remain…read more
In the past few years, educators have been pushing for an integration of the arts into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning to promote innovation and creativity in these fields. The present study explores the relation between creativity and STEM learning among young children…read more
Samuel KimSummer URG (June 25, 2018 - August 17, 2018) Driscoll Physics Lab, Northwestern UniversityAbstract According to the principle of free fall, only gravity acts upon an object in midair. However, as with all scientific principles, free fall plays out...read more
Iffah KitchlewIffah Kitchlew is a freshman majoring in journalism. She is the recipient of the NU-Q “Best Research and Analysis: Social Science, Media and Research” award. Once she graduates, she hopes to gain experience within journalism and pursue a master’s degree...read more
Ömer AlaouiÖmer Alaoui is a sophomore majoring in communications. He is the recipient of the NU-Q “Best Research and Analysis: Humanities, Media and Research” award and was selected to participate in the oral presentation competition at the Northwestern Undergraduate...read more
Leah Dunlevy and Amos PompLeah Dunlevy is a senior double majoring in journalism and international studies, and Amos Pomp is a junior majoring in american studies. Leah is currently undecided about her plans after graduating, but will most likely be heading to...read more
Lauren BagshawLauren Bagshaw is a junior studying social policy, music education and saxophone performance. In 2018, she received a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant to explore diversity in music education. Lauren is undecided about what she hopes to do after...read more
Jagoda RachwalCesar Almeida graduated from Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy in 2018 with a concentration in learning sciences. While studying at Northwestern, Almeida also pursued his interests in music as evidenced through his time as a creator at...
Featured: William Dichtel By: Jonic Zhehao Zhu & Emily Suen“Take the good of every experience” William Dichtel is the Robert L. Letsinger Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern. He helped pioneer the class of organic material known as covalent organic frameworks...
Jonic Zhehao Zhu & Leslie BonillaPart 1: Inside the undergraduate team that ran the entire conference This April, fifty minutes away from Northwestern’s Evanston campus at the Feinberg School of Medicine, 120 student presenters presented their research projects at...
Shreyas IyerIndian-Americans, like Indians themselves, are a multifaceted and diverse people bound together by, and at times unified only in, national identity. Growing up in the ethnic enclave of Silicon Valley, the Indian-American community never disparaged or...