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.
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February 2, 2021
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
COVID-19 has been dominating our lives and the news for more than a year now. Behind those news stories were scientists from a wide variety of fields working together to understand the virus, how it spread, and how best to beat it. Read more…
October 12, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This summer, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed a comprehensive program, called SHIELD, to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. One key to the program is a new, highly-specific test for SARS-CoV-2. Now, with a game-changing new testing procedure available, the University of Illinois System has created a team called SHIELD Illinois to deploy the program across the state. Join University of Illinois leaders to learn how SHIELD works, how it makes testing more effective, and ultimately how the program will be rolled out beyond the University’s campus.
April 28, 2020
Learn how frontline responders from Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital helped to drastically decrease the number of COVID-19 cases in China. Read more…
April 9, 2020
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Dr. Karla Satchell has been a frequent name in the news as she leads a team of researchers to examine the atomic structure of Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19), an integral step in devising a means for fighting COVID-19 as the virus continues to spread. Satchell leads the Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases, a consortium of nine labs at eight schools collaborating on the effort to better understand and devise a means for fighting the continued spread of COVID-19. The team is mapping out the proteins of the virus with the aim of finding a weak spot where medication can intervene and stop the virus from replicating in humans.
Join C2ST for a discussion with Dr. Karla Satchell on the integral work she and her fellow researchers are conducting to fight and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
April 7, 2020
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual - Tune into C2ST's Facebook Live
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has brought the world to a standstill over the last months, weeks, and days. As fear and panic increase among members of the public, it is more important than ever that accurate information about this novel virus reaches the concerned public. To assist in this important endeavor to ensure accurate information from valid, qualified authorities on COVID-19 reaches the public, the Chicago Council on Science and Technology will host a series of free online lectures with Q&A segments. Hear from and ask questions of Chicago’s esteemed researchers who are on the frontlines of COVID-19 research on topics ranging from vaccines to viral biology to social implications. As always, we are here to provide scientifically accurate information and make it accessible to all. Read more…