Dr. Ruby Mendenhall and Students from Perspectives Charter School Network join C2ST to discuss how non-white STEM students experience racism in college and beyond. She’ll also detail how racial microaggressions affect BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students’ health and sense of belonging in STEM. Continue reading “Building Equity: Sustaining BIPOC in STEM”
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”
Chicago has a rich history of public transportation, from its early days as a railway hub and as a shipping center thanks to its connection to the Great Lakes region and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading “Here to There: The History & Future of Chicago’s Transportation”
Nearly one-year into the COVID-19 Pandemic, hope is on the horizon in the form of the COVID vaccines. Dr. Michael Lin, an infectious disease physician and Hospital Epidemiologist with Rush University Medical Center, is going to discuss the importance of the COVID vaccines, how vaccines work, and answer lingering questions you may have about the vaccines and the pandemic. Continue reading “COVID Vaccines: Fact vs. Fiction”
Dr. Livia Tomova (University of Cambridge) will share the research on the effects of acute social isolation on the brain. Ornella Razetto, Social Services Manager for Community Health in Chicagoland, will discuss the impact of social isolation and loneliness on mental health and offer strategies for coping with the blues.
Join C2ST as we connect with researchers LIVE from the NSF-funded telescope projects in the South Pole and Chile to unlock some great mysteries to the origin of the cosmos. Continue reading “Mapping the Origins of the Universe”