After-school program teaches native children their heritage

By Jiayan Jenny Shi Kelly Summers, 44, is a Chicago-born Native American who volunteers with Native Scholars, an after-school tutoring program at the American Indian Association of Illinois (AIAI). Every Tuesday afternoon, native children across Chicago meet at a church basement in Andersonville where they get homework assistance and cultural instruction. Summers learned cultural traditions at a Menominee Indian […]

Building a better tornado warning system

By Puja Bhattacharjee People start trickling into the National Severe Storms Laboratory holding coffee cups and laptops. By 8 a.m., eight people fill a room for the Spring Experiment. The laboratory in Norman, Okla., is open all year. But now it’s tornado season. Researchers, forecasters, software developers, IT personnel and scientists from different parts of the […]