September 18, 2009

As science and technology becomes more important in the health and well-being of our nation, Washington, D.C. is important in advocating for a more scientifically informed public.  C2ST held a discussion with local representatives from Washington on how to maintain healthy and stable levels of funding for basic and applied scientific research and the impact of working to strengthen our countries’ basic scientific research facilities.

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June 7, 2009

Northwestern University, Hughes Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, United States

 

Works of art in your local museum are not always as they seem. Ever wonder why paintings change color over time, how some ancient Chinese Jade mysteriously blackened, or how the composition of a 20 th century bronze statue can determine where, when and by whom it was cast? The art world holds secrets that many times only modern science can unlock.

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November 19, 2008

The Standard Club
320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL, United States

CENTER FOR HUMAN POTENTIAL AND PUBLIC POLICY PRESENTS THEIR ANNUAL LECTURE ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY

A lecture on The Educational Consequences of the Digital Divide from Robert W. Fairlie Professor, Department of Economics, The University of California, Santa Cruz

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September 24, 2008

Northwestern University - Rubloff Hall, Thorne Auditorium
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

With Dr. Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Science and technology have become integral parts of the American political agenda. The president and Congress alike deal daily with issues like global climate change, surging demands for affordable energy, biomedical research – including the use of embryonic stem cells — and a continuing need to sustain national competitiveness in science, engineering, and medicine. Read more…

 

What do the recent funding cuts for Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory mean for the economy in general and the future of Illinois’ scientific community in particular?

This was the official launch event for C2ST, and the featured speaker was Robert Rosner, Ph.D., director of Argonne National Laboratory and president of UChicago Argonne, LLC.

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Challenges

Among the many challenges confronting science teachers is the perception that science is detached from the out-of-school lives and interests of students. The challenge is to excite students and hold their attention to learning increasingly complex material that may seem irrelevant to them.

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