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Sara Grady

Editor & Publisher

Sara Grady’s public engagement work with museums, libraries, festivals and cultural centers has taken her all over the world. Her interest lies in the intersections between science and culture, from public discourse and policy to art-science collaborations. 

As a teacher, publisher and writer, she develops and supports internationally renowned projects connecting people to big ideas and contemporary research. Previous partnerships include the ESRC Genomics Forum, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the BBC. 

After a living abroad for a decade, Sara has landed in Chicago and is thrilled to join the team at Northwestern and support the growing project portfolio at Science in Society. She is editor of the online magazine HELIX and teaches graduate students Skills & Careers in Science Writing.

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Content by Sara Grady

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When I lived in the UK, I spent a significant amount of time in cozy, British pubs. They are the epitome of Sherlock-Holmes-loving, chestnut-roasting, dark-beer-drinking Britishness.

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A book which explores the wide, weird world of microbiomes and takes its title from Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself

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Laura McGinn has been immersed in a summer lab experience at Northwestern.

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The Rio 2016 Olympiad opened with a bang Friday night. Over opening weekend, though, the gymnasts and swimmers of Team USA brought more than just game faces to the arena.

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Editing a magazine and working for a science engagement center at Northwestern, most of my job is connecting people to science.

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The end of February usually drags. Everyone’s understandably impatient for the long Chicago winter to end.

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The world has been abuzz with Star Wars references surrounding the record-breaking release of Episode VII:The Force Awakens.