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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February 10, 2022
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join C2ST and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) for Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People (ACPP), a limited series detailing the latest in cutting-edge research conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Illinois). Learn how the analysis of cancers in pet dogs and cats can help identify promising new anticancer drugs for humans. Dr. Timothy Fan, a veterinary oncologist, and cancer researcher, will walk us through the work being done at the Comparative Oncology Research Laboratory on a subject that has far-reaching implications for the human and animal worlds.
The first program will answer the question, What is Comparative Oncology?
February 1, 2022
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
After two years into the COVID-19 Pandemic we have more questions than ever.
Join C2ST LIVE as we present Dr. Susan Bleasdale M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University of Illinois to answer YOUR questions about COVID, variants, and vaccines.
If you have ANY questions about COVID and the pandemic, we encourage you to join us for this program. Our goal is to provide reliable information from experts who you can trust.
Interested in seeking out more information about COVID and the best health precautions? Here are some additional resources:
- City of Chicago COVID Vaccine Page
- Cook County Dept. of Public Health COVID Vaccine Page
- CDC COVID Vaccine Page
- Chicago COVID Vaccination Map (*News source, not a government source)
- How do vaccines work? – from University of Chicago Medicine
- How do vaccines work? – from the World Health Organization
November 16, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
November 4, 2021
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hughes Auditorium + Streaming live on Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA
The live-stream portion of the program will run from 6 – 7 pm. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGh0JkrVrPM
This just in! You will be provided a parking pass if you park in the E Huron St. Parking Garage at Northwestern.
*Lite dinner provided! Join us in person for sandwiches and salad during the pre-program or post-program networking opportunities!*
Science is a human endeavor. As a result, science is not free from bias. This is why it is important to create culturally and socially relevant environments in STEM. To do this, we must design inclusive spaces for learning and professional work. The traditionally straight, white, and masculine narrative of STEM needs to be rewritten! Read more…
October 16, 2021
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Big Marsh Park
11555 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60633, USA
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 Joe Guzman, and–of course–the Chicago Park District to bring astronomy to Big Marsh Park!