A Window into Science 2021

April 15, 2021
4:00 pm

Virtual

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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. 

EVENT FEATURES

  • Tour the Argonne National Laboratory, The Field Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Live virtual Q&A with experts on the future, history, and pre-history of science
  • Virtual networking event with leaders in Chicago’s science and tech community
  • 2021 Science in the City Award Award Winners will be announced

EVENT DETAILS

Future of Science tour with Argonne National Lab

4 pm CST, April 15th, 2021

Visit two mind-blowing facilities at the world-famous Argonne National Laboratory. First, we’ll take a virtual walk through Advanced Materials Manufacturing where advances are being made in the areas of energy storage, battery technology, and lithium-ion recycling solutions. After that, we’ll tour the Smart Energy Plaza and see a host of new LEED-certified campus additions, each of them, in their own way, paving the road toward the future of responsible and efficient energy usage.

Pre-History tour with the Field Museum

4 pm CST, April 21st, 2021

At the Field Museum, we’ll join William Simpson (Head of Geological Collections; Collections Manager, Fossil Vertebrates) and Lance Grande (Distinguished Service Curator) for a three-part tour with a focus on everyone’s favorite subject: DINOSAURS. After traipsing through the main exhibit hall, we’ll experience the world of SUE the T. rex, the Field’s famous fossil with a big personality. After that, it’s off to the collection range!

History of Science tour with MSI

4 pm CST, April 23rd, 2021

Kathleen McCarthy is the director of collections and head curator at the Museum of Science and Industry. McCarthy is responsible for the care of MSI’s 35,000 artifacts, as well as the research and development of content for exhibits. We’ll join her on a special tour of MSI’s upstairs collections of historic science artifacts, such as the “most dangerous toy in the world!” Attendees on this tour will be presented with a “Choose Your Own Adventure” option and can select an archive theme to explore.

Networking Event:

6 pm CST, April 23rd, 2021

One of the most challenging aspects of the last year has been the inability for folks to get together in person. This has obviously made networking, in the STEM field(s) and elsewhere, quite difficult. We’d like to offer a venue for STEM professionals and enthusiasts to get together to talk shop, so as an added bonus to any ticket selection from the above items, you will automatically be invited to our networking event.

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Under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s guidance governing unclassified foreign visits and assignments, including virtual, all DOE facilities are required to document the visits and assignments of foreign nationals who are citizens of or were born in countries other than the United States.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, please register here using your name as it appears on your photo I.D. On the form, for the field “Visit or Assignment Reason”, please select “Tour”. There is an approval process that may take up to five to seven business days, so please register as soon as possible. You will also need to provide copies of your INS documents, such as permanent resident card or passport, visa and any supporting documents, if applicable. These documents can be uploaded directly in the visitor registration form. If you have any questions regarding registering non-U.S. citizens, reach out to Pat Boley (pboley@anl.gov).

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Event Details

EVENT DETAILS

Future of Science tour with Argonne National Lab:
4 pm CST, April 15th, 2021

Pre-History tour with the Field Museum:
4 pm CST, April 21st, 2021

History of Science tour with MSI:
4 pm CST, April 23rd, 2021

Networking Event:
6 pm CST, April 23rd, 2021