C2ST works on achieving its mission by hosting critical, relevant and timely public programs on a variety of topics hosted in different locations throughout Chicagoland. Check out what programs we have planned for the upcoming season and discover what programs we’ve hosted in the past. Many of our past programs are recorded and are also available on our YouTube channel, C2ST TV.
May 2, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On Thursday, May 2 the Chicago Council on Science and Technology will hold our largest fundraising event of 2019: Science in the City. The evening supports C2ST’s mission and full spectrum of programming. 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 and C2ST’s leadership throughout the evening which includes a cocktail reception with heavy hors-d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffle, tours, and award ceremony.
Validated parking will be available at 811 N. Larrabee, Chicago,IL 60610.
Want to support C2ST through an in-kind donation or sponsorship? Find out more on our sponsorship levels here. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-567-5832 with any questions.
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…
March 21, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Building, Northwestern University Chicago Campus
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Diversity in academia is in the public spotlight. Yet, despite some important strides for women in academic science careers, many workplaces and their cultures discriminate against women and can endanger them – professionally, psychologically, and even physically. Read more…
March 8, 2019
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Join us on International Women’s Day for the second annual large-scale community-building event, where the focus will be on implicit bias, a critical obstacle to STEM diversity and inclusion. Given the strong evidence that unconscious bias is a driving force behind ongoing gender disparities in STEM (Hill, Corbett et al. 2010), the overall goal of this event will be to discuss the impact of implicit bias in STEM and develop counter-strategies.
- The speakers will also shine a spotlight on exceptional local women leaders in STEM and learn first-hand their experiences and motivations during a series of short presentations.
- Next, Dr. Eve Fine, a leader from UW-Madison’s WISELI, a research center at the forefront of evidence-based solutions for implicit bias and increasing female STEM faculty, will deliver the keynote presentation.
- Attendees will interact directly with other attendees, speakers, and additional invited local women leaders in STEM at the closing networking reception.
Together, the upcoming Chicago Women in STEM Symposium and STEM Circuits aim to place Chicago on the forefront of positive change by fostering a sustainable inclusive local community. The Chicago Women in STEM believes that women are an under-utilized resource and that increasing diversity will, in turn, enhance discovery and innovation in STEM to the long-term benefit our global society.
February 28, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
McGowan South, Room 108, DePaul University
McGowan South, West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
Resilience, empathy, and plasticity are important parts of the human experience, but how do these traits actually emerge biologically? Read more…
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
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.