Grants to Northwestern University
2013 (Duration 1 year)
Digital Media & Learning
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — Northwestern University's Office of STEM Education Partnerships supports grade K-to-12 students and teachers by connecting them with the world-class science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources of Northwestern University. It will use this grant to help bring to scale the FUSE project, an effort to engage young people in STEM fields through easy-to-accomplish, hands-on exploratory challenges. Northwestern will focus on increasing the number of challenge-based sequences, in areas such as robotics, electronics, and 3-D prototyping, to easily engage a young person in a continuum of STEM learning from novice to expert over the course of a year.
2012 (Duration 2 years, 3 months)
Community & Economic Development
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute that conducts research in many public policy areas, including law enforcement, criminal justice, and American policing. The Institute will evaluate a major reorganization and reform of the Chicago Police Department that seeks to engage public, private, and community leaders in creating a new model of policing for Chicago. Wesley Skogan, a preeminent scholar on police reform and the author of numerous studies of the Chicago Police Department, will lead the work.
2010 (Inactive Grant)
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — In support of the Research Network on How Housing Matters to Families and Children (over three years).
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Northwestern University $4,750,000 between 2010 and 2013.