This program is part of the IIT Distinguished Lectureship Series (VIRTUAL).

Nanoengineered materials have exciting, untapped potential to improve energy and water technologies. In this talk, Dr. Wang will provide a few examples of how nanoscale manipulation capabilities are leveraged to develop advanced thermal management, solar thermal energy conversion, and water harvesting devices. Continue reading “Nanoengineered Materials and Thermal Engineering for Advanced Energy and Water Technologies”

Here’s a trivia question: what contains 20% of the world’s surface freshwater, claims the world’s largest freshwater sand dune, provides water for more than 40 million people, and may harbor a ‘Nessie-like’ monster of its own? Perhaps you correctly guessed it is the Great Lakes! One of the world’s most important freshwater resources. Tune-in to hear from Alliance for the Great Lakes staff who are working hard to preserve those resources for all of us. Continue reading “Working Together to Keep the Lakes Great”

You are cordially invited to “A Window Into Science!”

C2ST is excited to offer three unique behind-the-scenes experiences at Chicagoland’s top science institutions. Have you been missing events and discovering what Chicago has to offer? These events are fully safe, fully online, and fully interactive.  Take a break from your digital meetings and schoolwork with this opportunity to explore unique collections from Chicago’s top institutions safely from home. Guests will meet guides and curators from Argonne, the Field Museum, and MSI and will be able to ask questions and further explore the exhibits at the end of the guided tours. 

Continue reading “A Window into Science 2021”

Dr. Jaleel Abdul-Adil (University of Illinois) and Joseph Archer (Rush University Medical Center) will overview the impacts of remote learning and community violence on mental health the last year has had on families. Courtney Johnson (NAMI-Chicago) will share strategies for managing stress families can practice just in time for Spring Break. 

Continue reading “Mental Help: Impacts of Isolation, Racism, and Violence on our Children”