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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June 28, 2021
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
1946 was an important year across the globe–the United Nations held its first meeting, Tupperware was introduced to consumers, and Argonne National Laboratory was founded with the mission of harnessing nuclear reactions for peaceful energy purposes. In the 75 years since, Argonne has been at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation and impact, and has grown into one of the country’s largest science laboratories. C2ST and Argonne National Laboratory are excited to kick off a 75th anniversary celebration partnership that will highlight Argonne’s numerous accomplishments and give an in-depth look into some of the five user facilities, which feature an extraordinary range of cutting-edge scientific tools that support in-depth research, drive technological breakthroughs, improve U.S. competitiveness and quality of life and are used by researchers from around the world! Read more…
June 14, 2021
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
What the heck is Bioinformatics, anyway? A field of study that combines biology, statistics and computer science, bioinformatics helps us make sense of biological data like DNA and explain how the magic we call life plays out in our tiny cells. Dr. Saurabh Sinha leads a bioinformatics lab and is here to help illuminate its vast potential. Join us to learn more about how Dr. Sinha sees his field advancing and changing the way we think about our DNA. Read more…
April 14, 2021
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Illinois Tech YouTube Channel
This program is part of the IIT Distinguished Lectureship Series (VIRTUAL).
Nanoengineered materials have exciting, untapped potential to improve energy and water technologies. In this talk, Dr. Wang will provide a few examples of how nanoscale manipulation capabilities are leveraged to develop advanced thermal management, solar thermal energy conversion, and water harvesting devices. Read more…
April 2, 2021
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Join C2ST and Dr. Jeanette Bartley for our monthly Science and Sandwiches Program! On the first Friday of every month, we will be sitting down with an expert during the lunch hour to chat about life, about science, careers, a day on the job, and whatever else you’re interested in learning about them–within reason, anyway.