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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May 21, 2009
UIC College of Medicine, Moss Auditorium
909 South Wolcott Street, Thornton, IL, United States
The idea of surgical robotics has been a popular one of sci-fi authors for decades… until now. Thanks to improved range of motion and dexterity, surgeons are able to perform complex, yet minimally invasive surgeries while manipulating a robot just feet away from the operating table.
April 21, 2009
DePaul University - Lincoln Park Campus
1110 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
As the global spread of consumerism and destruction of ancient forests threaten to leave us with an impoverished and vulnerable world, the call for strong commitment to a vision of a planet that resonates with life is dire.
March 14, 2009
Francis W. Parker School
330 West Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
Participants traveled back in time with world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno to learn about an ancient human world.
January 26, 2009
Harold Washington Library
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL, United States
As bio-defense issues regarding infectious disease become more complicated in the United States, so do developments for preventive vaccines. What possibilities are there to prevent catastrophic outbreaks and treat disease?
December 10, 2008
Northwestern University, Lurie Building – Baldwin Auditorium
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL, United States
With Mary Hendrix – President and Scientific Director, Children’s Memorial Research
At no other time in history have we been this close to translating basic scientific discoveries into novel therapeutic strategies to benefit humankind. However, the traditional missions of academic institutions and the pharmaceutical industry are almost diametrically opposed. Have we reached the point where ‘publish or perish’ is being replaced by ‘patent and prosper’?
October 14, 2008
Montgomery Lecture Hall
The Field Museum, South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States
With Dr. Mark Westneat, Curator of Zoology at the Field Museum and Director of Biodiversity Synthesis Center
Rapid access to information is arguably the defining revolution of our times. The Encyclopedia of Life, an ambitions, even audacious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth.