The Office of Corporate Relations serves as a gateway for the corporate community to all academic areas of Northwestern University. Corporate executives or business professionals who are interested in cultivating a relationship with Northwestern University, or would like to learn more about how their company can benefit from a strategic relationship with Northwestern University, work with the staff of the Office of Corporate Relations in developing a strategy that aligns with the mission and objectives of both their company and Northwestern.
Facilities Management & The Office of Sustainability
Facilities Management provides superior service, innovative leadership, stewardship, and excellence in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Northwestern's physical environment.
ISEN works closely with Julie Cahillane, Manager of Refuse and Recycling, and Rob Whittier, Director of the Office of Sustainability, in multiple areas, including recycling, NU's energy policies, sustainability and efficiency, and environmental education.
Under the direct supervision of the University President, the Office of Government Relations staff serves as the liaison to officials and agencies of the U.S. government and the State of Illinois. The Office coordinates governmental policy development within Northwestern and works to promote the University as a resource to government officials as one means of fulfilling the University's societal obligations as a tax exempt organization. The Northwestern Government Relations staff also represents the University to membership organizations, associations, consortia, and alliances with whom Northwestern has common interests.
The Northwestern University Library holds a collection of 5 million volumes and 52 terrabytes of unique digital content that allows it to serve the educational and information needs of students, faculty, and scholars from around the world. The library holds access to several databases that are related to sustainability. E&E Publishing is a source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. Cleantech Group's i3 is a market intelligence tool providing insight into the companies, trends, relationships, and financial transactions shaping the clean technology landscape.
Medill Reports is written and produced by graduate journalism students at Northwestern University’s Medill school. The Chicago news bureau runs a special project called "Climate Change: Impact, Questions and Solutions," which provides critical and accessible perspective on technical research and current events in the field of Climate Science and Public Policy. ISEN frequently provides access to speakers and guests for story material.
NESC (Northwestern Energy & Sustainability Coalition)
NESC is an interdisciplinary student group whose purpose is to encourage and facilitate communication at Northwestern between sustainability and energy students at the undergraduate and graduate level. NESC seeks to increase awareness, collaboration, and encourage support among students, student groups, and the campus at large.
Broadly, this includes, but is not limited to:
- Facilitating cooperation and coordination between students engaged in sustainability- and energy-oriented activities and initiatives.
- Working to disseminate information about sustainability activities, initiatives, programs, careers, coursework, and anything else sustainability- or energy-oriented to the student body.
- Developing tools for sharing and finding information about sustainability and energy for use by students, prospective students, employers, administration, faculty, and media.
Office of STEM Education Partnerships
OSEP supports K-12 students and teachers by connecting them with the world-class science, technology, engineering and mathematics resources of Northwestern University. Formed as a unique partnership between the School of Education and Social Policy and the Office of Research, OSEP brings expertise in curriculum, technology, and program design to create effective outreach and programs.
In 2010, OSEP invited several Chicago area teachers to attend the annual ISEN/EPS Climate Climate Change Symposium and create curricular materials based on lectures they attended. The activities are appropriate for middle to high school classrooms and cover topics in general science, chemistry, physics, earth and environmental sciences.
Science in Society - Northwestern University's science e-magazine
Science in Society, believes that science is fundamental, even "elemental" to our lives. It can inspire wonder by unlocking the secrets of the universe, or touch our lives in more personal and practical ways.
Science in Society works to share the exciting efforts of researchers at Northwestern University and across the world with the community. They cover not only the science of research, but what it means– economically, ethically, and legally– for you.
Science in Society is supported by the Northwestern University Office for Research and the Center for Genetic Medicine. For more information, contact them at email@example.com.
Study Abroad and International Program Development (IPD)
The Northwestern University Study Abroad Office and International Program Development Office enrich the undergraduate curriculum by providing students with rigorous immersion opportunities abroad. These transformative experiences shape the way students think about themselves, their communities, and the world.
The Northwestern University Study Abroad Office strives to be creative, proactive, and responsive, and to emulate and set best practices in the education abroad field while adhering to the Standards of Good Practice and the Code of Ethics set by the Forum on Education Abroad.
Sustainability Working Group (SWaG)
Created in 2007, Northwestern University’s Sustainability Working Group (SWaG) aims to facilitate and encourage collaboration, communication and education among Northwestern University student groups, administration, faculty and vendors and to provide a focal point for leadership and education in sustainability efforts on campus.
This lively and enthusiastic group meets monthly with agenda items submitted by participants for discussion and/or action. Various departments and student groups are welcome at the SWaG meetings to present information and share ideas that impact sustainability issues and/or initiatives on Northwestern’s campus.
New members are always welcome! For information please contact Julie Cahillane , Manager Refuse and Recycling, Facilities Management, Evanston Campus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-467-1374.
Wild Roots Committee
The Wild Roots Committee is made up of representatives from student groups as well as Facilities Management, Norris Center Management, nuCuisine, and ISEN. This advisory group meets regularly to discuss and advise the Wild Roots student leaders on upcoming activities, communication and fund raising initiatives, as well as crop planning for the garden’s annual cycle.