How will AI shape our world and what must be done to regulate its use? We’ve invited experts to share their thoughts with you. Read more…

October 14, 2023
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, South DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

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Learn about cool jobs and hot careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) straight from the professionals at our Museum-wide career celebration.

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July 21, 2023
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

University of Illinois at Chicago - Student Center East Room 605
750 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

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Are you experiencing information overload? Increase awareness and confidence in knowing types of communication and becoming allies in propagating ACCURATE information.

Empower yourself, bring friends and neighbors, and register NOW to attend this FREE workshop appropriate for ages 12+. *Please bring a SMART device

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Kickoff summer at the FREE inaugural Big Marsh Arts Festival, a family-focused event to celebrate local art and artists and recognize several recent art installations at Big Marsh Park. Guests are invited to participate in workshops and activities (pre-registration may be required), explore the park, bike, hike, and picnic and bring a bike or rent one here. The newly opened Nature Trail Café will feature summer sandwiches, wraps, and drinks.

*Weather permitting, most of the festival will take place outside, with the potential to hold a class or demonstration inside the Ford Calumet Environmental Center.

June 15, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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When you hear the word “quantum,” does your mind jump immediately to science fiction? Well, our everyday reality is quickly catching up to what was make-believe! Quantum information science studies matter and energy at the most basic level. Researchers in the field aim to uncover the properties and behaviors of the very building blocks of nature.

Quantum information science (QIS) is an emerging field that spans computation, communication, precision measurement, and fundamental quantum mechanics. Quantum discoveries have been incorporated into our foundational understanding of materials, chemistry, biology, and astronomy. QIS is viewed through three main areas:

  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Communication
  • Quantum Sensing

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June 6, 2023
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

2900 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608
Henry C. Palmisano Nature Park, South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Ready to see the night sky in a whole new light? As we continue our Science in the Parks series, we are excited to journey across the cosmos with the University of Chicago’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Chicago Astronomer Crew led by “Astro” Joe Guzman, certified by NASA as a Solar System Ambassador, and–of course–the Chicago Park District to bring astronomy to Life at Henry C. Palmisano Nature Park. 

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