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Welcome to SILC

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Northwestern’s Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center

We aim to understand and enhance the teaching, learning, and practice of topics that require reasoning about spatial information. Through basic and applied research, we seek to enhance the learning of Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering (STEM) by understanding and improving people’s ability to reason about spatial relations.

SILC was originally founded as an NSF funded Science of Learning Center in a collaboration between Temple University, University of Chicago, and Northwestern.