C2ST Blog


You the Scientist: The Importance of Citizen Science Programs

You the Scientist: The Importance of Citizen Science Programs

By Kristen Witte


Making a Whale of a Difference With Science

Making a Whale of a Difference With Science

By Robert Kriss

Dr. Bridget Coughlin, the President and CEO of the Shedd Aquarium, is on a mission to inspire people to learn about science and support scientific endeavors.  


Precision Medicine: Using Computer Code To Analyze Genetic Code

Sarah at five years-old was experiencing twenty-five seizures a day.  Her doctors had started to treat her with one drug, but when that did not work, they tried another, and another and another.  Sarah was taking four different drugs each day and still the seizures continued.  These drugs had worked for some people, but not for Sarah. 


Evolutionary History, One Map at a Time

Evolutionary History One Map At A Time

Kristen Hynds-Witte

At its minimum, a map is a directional aid. At its best, a map is a detailed excursion into our history and our future. With the advancement of DNA and computational technologies, researchers and private companies are now building maps to understand our evolutionary and ancestral origins.

Genes and Geography


Celebrating C2ST's 10th Anniversary

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology, or C2ST, has spent the past decade working towards its mission of a community engaged with science. Pursuing that goal hasn’t been simple, and has required the work of dedicated people from day one. In C2ST’s case, four founders—Alan Schriesheim, Jon Miller, Paul Knappenberger, and Bradley Moore—laid the groundwork. In 2005, they came together with one simple idea. They would create an organization to connect the public with science and the scientific community with itself.