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Preschoolers’ Creativity During STEM Play

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…

Type 2 Diabetes Care and Management: A Comparison of German and American Approaches

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…

Radical Redress: Black Birth Workers Respond to Maternal Mortality

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…

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…

Moroccan Female Entrepreneurship

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…

FALL 2019 THESES

Moroccan Female Entrepreneurship

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…

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Preschoolers’ Creativity During STEM Play

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…

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THE FACES OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Ryder Easterlin

Featured: Ryder Easterlin By: Lydia Rivers Ryder Easterlin is a junior at Northwestern University from San Rafael, California majoring in biological sciences and minoring in computer science and biotechnology and biochemical engineering. He is a member of the sailing...

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Mari Brady

Featured: Mari BradyBy: Joy Zheng.  Mari Brady is a sophomore studying biology and mathematics with a concentration in cell biology. Originally from Grayslake, IL, she currently works at the Bao Laboratory.    What is your project? There is a protein complex known as...

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Hollyn Cetrone

Featured: Hollyn CetroneBy: David Zane & Emily Suen.  Hollyn Cetrone is a senior, originally from the Bay Area, studying towards a neuroscience major and global health minor. She is currently working with Professor Sera Young. Tell me about your research I got...

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Will Hofstadter

Featured: Will Hofstadter By: Lydia Rivers.  Perseverance, focus, and the ability to learn from mistakes and figure out the next step are what Northwestern senior Will Hofstadter says makes for a good athlete - and a good researcher. “I think [research and athletics]...

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Alexandra Krauska

Feature: Alexandra Krauska By: Lydia Rivers. “Mary expected the visit after her grandma called,” versus “Mary expected to visit after her grandma called.” In the English language there are words, such as visit or lock, that can be used as noun or a verb. This...

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OTHER

Extended Interview: A Word with William Dichtel

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...

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Reflection of “Identity Politics in 2 States”

Shreyas Iyer Indian-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...

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NURJ ONLINE 2018-2019 TEAM

 

Editor-in-Chief: Andrew Y. Cao

Publisher: Prof. Allen Taflove

Managing Editor: Emily Suen

Associate Managing Editors: Zhesi Zhuang,

Jagoda Rachwal

 

 

Staff:

Amanda Barraza

Daisy Conant

Haley Chang

Shreyas Iyer

 

 

Yuchen Liu

Niva Razin

Lydia Rivers

David Zane

Joy Zheng

Jonic Zhu