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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January 27, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Join C2ST for the Chicago premiere of We Believe in Dinosaurs, followed by a discussion and reception with the directors, Clayton Brown and Monica Long Ross.
We Believe in Dinosaurs is a documentary film about creationism, Noah’s Ark, and America’s troubled relationship with science. Read more…
December 6, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for C2ST’s inaugural Inclusiveness in STEM event! Wine and food will be provided!
Inclusive practices and promoting diversity have been major challenges in STEM fields. However, people with disabilities are often left out of this important conversation. Complicating this issue are misunderstandings of what it means to be disabled and what barriers limit disabled access in STEM. Read more…
November 21, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
Harold Washington Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Join us as C2ST hosts renowned mathematician Eugenia Cheng as she discusses how we can utilize logic in our everyday lives! Read more…
October 17, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Metis Data Science
Metis Data Science, West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Scientific literacy remains low among the U.S. adult population, resulting in an ever-growing divide in our society. C2ST wants to change that. This Chicago Ideas Week Lab is all about how to communicate complicated material in digestible chunks that expand understanding and facilitate more productive conversations. Through a series of collaborative exercises and activities, C2ST will demonstrate how good public speaking can elevate the effectiveness of your communication strategies. Bring an engagement initiative unique to your goals and by the end of this Lab you’ll have a fully formed plan for how to articulate your message with success.
Weren’t able to get a ticket before they sold out? Join us online for a live stream of the event here.
March 21, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Building, Northwestern University Chicago Campus
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Diversity in academia is in the public spotlight. Yet, despite some important strides for women in academic science careers, many workplaces and their cultures discriminate against women and can endanger them – professionally, psychologically, and even physically. Read more…
March 8, 2019
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Join us on International Women’s Day for the second annual large-scale community-building event, where the focus will be on implicit bias, a critical obstacle to STEM diversity and inclusion. Given the strong evidence that unconscious bias is a driving force behind ongoing gender disparities in STEM (Hill, Corbett et al. 2010), the overall goal of this event will be to discuss the impact of implicit bias in STEM and develop counter-strategies.