C2ST achieves its mission by hosting relevant, independent, and credible public STEM programs across all scientific fields at locations throughout Chicagoland. With nine out of ten program attendees’ expectations fulfilled, our supporters agree that C2ST is accomplishing its mission of increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology.
We are dedicated to providing a professional and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. Please be respectful of diversity in individuals and in cultures at our events.
Check out below what programs we have planned and discover what we’ve hosted in the past.
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January 29, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Cliff Dwellers Club
200 S Michigan Ave # 1100, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Join C2ST for a talk with the renowned anthropologist, Dr. Anna C. Roosevelt, as she discusses her work on how the environment and humans have interacted throughout history, and how this may inform these same interactions today!
Long-term Human-Environment Interaction in Amazonia: A Research Odyssey from 13,000 to the Present Read more…
January 27, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Join C2ST for the Chicago premiere of We Believe in Dinosaurs, followed by a discussion and reception with the directors, Clayton Brown and Monica Long Ross.
We Believe in Dinosaurs is a documentary film about creationism, Noah’s Ark, and America’s troubled relationship with science. Read more…
December 10, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Harrison Park Fieldhouse
1824 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
Have you ever felt so down that you couldn’t focus at work? Worried about something so much that you couldn’t sleep? Struggled to quit smoking, exercise more, or eat more healthy foods? Most people have or will have at least one of these experiences at some point in their lives, and it will get in the way of their work, relationships, health, or general life satisfaction. When that’s the case, talking to a mental health professional can help. Read more…
December 6, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for C2ST’s inaugural Inclusiveness in STEM event! Wine and food will be provided!
Inclusive practices and promoting diversity have been major challenges in STEM fields. However, people with disabilities are often left out of this important conversation. Complicating this issue are misunderstandings of what it means to be disabled and what barriers limit disabled access in STEM. Read more…
November 21, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
Harold Washington Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Join us as C2ST hosts renowned mathematician Eugenia Cheng as she discusses how we can utilize logic in our everyday lives! Read more…
With new true crime and crime-inspired shows flooding today’s media, it’s difficult to keep track of which technologies are actually real and which are figments of studio executives’ imaginations. Join C2ST, UChicago’s Crime Lab, the Chicago Police Department, and the FBI to learn about the real technology behind crime-solving efforts. Read more…