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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September 2, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Arbor Room, Visitor Center, Morton Arboretum
4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60532, USA
Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Jewell, creator and host of the award-winning public radio show and podcast, Cultivating Place, about women who are creating change in the world through careers in horticulture. Jennifer and an impressive panel of horticulture experts will explore big questions about how growing plants can shape and transform individuals, communities, and the environment. Read more…
April 29, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Can our forests cope with the impacts of climate change? Can human communities find hope and resilience to act and adapt? Grab a drink at the bar (one is included in the price of the program) and join us for an evening of science and inspiration with special guest Dr. Lauren Oakes, conservation scientist and author of In Search of the Canary Tree. Read more…
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…
June 11, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA
April 24, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3201 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616
Hermann Hall, South Federal Street, Chicago, IL, USA
National Academy of Engineering Symposium at Illinois Tech:
Smart Cities for a Sustainable Globalization
The goal of establishing a smart city is to improve the quality of life and promote global sustainability by using urban and distributed technologies that can improve the efficiency of services and meet individual resident’s critical needs. Read more…