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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October 5, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Washington Park Fieldhouse
Washington Fieldhouse, South Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Drive, South Side, Chicago, IL, USA
Tiny but mighty, the kidneys are small, but powerful chemical factories that remove waste, balance your body’s fluids, and keep your blood pressure in check. Despite being as essential to keeping us alive and healthy, kidney health often isn’t discussed with the same urgency as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. Read more…
August 27, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Osmium Coffee Bar
Osmium Coffee Bar, West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
Coffee and tea are among the most widely consumed beverages in the world and have received considerable attention regarding health risks and benefits. These beverages are major sources of caffeine, a psychostimulant, but each contains a unique set of chemicals that also contribute to their unique taste and possible health effects. Read more…
May 9, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ping Tom Memorial Park, Leonard M. Louie Fieldhouse
1700 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
There is growing research evidence that what you eat can affect your mental health, including your mood and cognition. The evidence supporting nutrition’s role in brain health will be discussed in our next Science in the Parks program. Read more…
February 20, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jefferson Park Memorial Fieldhouse
4822 North Long Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
Ever wonder if meditation is for you? Or if practicing mindfulness really works? Almost every day, something about meditation and mindfulness appears in the news. The reports suggest that these practices will make us healthier, happier, keep our brains healthy, and make us more successful. Meditation is the new miracle intervention that improves everything for everyone. But what exactly are meditation and mindfulness?
December 12, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bionic limbs, robotic walking therapy, and brain stimulation are just some of the tools used to treat patients. Recent developments in the treatment of injuries and physical impairments have led to some amazing rehabilitation options for patients. Learn about the future of physical medicine and rehabilitation with our panel of experts in prosthetics, spinal cord injury, and cognitive and communication disorders. Read more…
September 25, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Shore Cultural Center, Robeson Theater
South Shore Cultural Center, South South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA
How do our experiences, such as learning how to play music and playing sports, affect our brain? Although we are surrounded by sound all of the time, we rarely give much thought to this invisible yet powerful companion. Read more…