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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Check out below what programs we have planned and discover what we’ve hosted in the past.
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November 18, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Read more…
July 8, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Virtual - Tune into ChiTownBio's YouTube Channel or Via Animal Crossing
Join ChiTownBio on YouTube and within the world of Animal Crossing as Jordan Harrison (ChiTownBio co-founder) shows off some tips and tricks about flower breeding in the game and provides some scientific context about genes, Gregor Mendel, model organisms, and the coveted blue rose.
June 30, 2020
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Virtual - Tune into C2ST's Facebook Live or C2ST TV on YouTube
Join author Michael Zapata, and physicist, Dr. Marcela Carena, as they discuss theories about parallel universes and how they impact the ways we think about science, literature, and our own lives!
May 20, 2020
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Join C2ST for our 5th Science from the Frontlines program and learn how the severity and manifestation of COVID-19 symptoms are impacted by gender! Read more…
May 14, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual - Tune into The Chicago International Film Festival's Youtube Live
Join the Chicago Film Festival and Matt Wolf, director of Spaceship Earth, for a virtual Q&A!