Upcoming Events

February 6, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Chicago is growing smarter every day. Want to know how? Read more…

February 20, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jefferson Park Memorial Fieldhouse
4822 North Long Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Ever wonder if meditation is for you? Or if practicing mindfulness really works? Almost every day, something about meditation and mindfulness appears in the news. The reports suggest that these practices will make us healthier, happier, keep our brains healthy, and make us more successful. Meditation is the new miracle intervention that improves everything for everyone. But what exactly are meditation and mindfulness?

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February 27, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Illinois Institute of Technology, Perlstein Hall Auditorium Room 131
10 West 33rd Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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This program is a part of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) 2019 Distinguished Lectureship Series.

Digitalization, data sets, computing, technology, and analytics are all rapidly advancing. Our energy analytics approach and collective tool kit of models and capabilities have advanced considerably over the past decades.   Today, we are at yet another precipice of change, with exponential increases in data availability, advanced analytics, and scalable computing power. The presentation will highlight new and emerging capabilities that offer us exciting, unprecedented opportunities for robust insights for scientific research, energy economics, planning, infrastructure, and related decisions.

April 3, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Harold Washington Library Center
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Star Wars – the fight of the light side of the force against the dark side – is a story that has fascinated us for the last 40 years. A crucial part of this story is the unbelievable scientific and technological advances – traveling through hyperspace, lightsabers, holograms, the discovery of habitable planets – that fill the universe. Read more…

May 2, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Uptake, West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA


On Thursday, May 2 the Chicago Council on Science and Technology will hold our largest fundraising event of 2019: Science in the City. This fundraiser supports everything we do and will allow C2ST to continue to provide free and low-cost STEM events throughout the city. Your support is critical to our mission.

Join us as we celebrate public STEM outreach with STEM community members, academic and industry leaders, and young professionals from across Chicagoland. Guests will engage with each other over the course of the evening which includes a cocktail reception with heavy hors-d’oeuvres, live performance, silent auction, raffle, and award ceremony.