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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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…
With new true crime and crime-inspired shows flooding today’s media, it’s difficult to keep track of which technologies are actually real and which are figments of studio executives’ imaginations. Join C2ST, UChicago’s Crime Lab, the Chicago Police Department, and the FBI to learn about the real technology behind crime-solving efforts. Read more…
November 7, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beermiscuous, North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
Join the C2ST crew for a light-hearted evening of craft brews, raffles, and prizes. This event is held in partnership with World Chicago. Meet and honor 24 women from 24 countries who have been selected by their U.S. Embassies as leaders working to get more girls to get into STEM fields. Tickets and space are limited, so make sure to purchase yours soon (Based on previous attendance, Day-of Tickets may not be available). Tickets cover 2 drinks and food from Papacito’s Mexican Grille. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Beermiscuous carries water, sparkling water (Le Croix), root beer, and non-alcoholic beer.
Attendees can enter a raffle to win A One-Hour Resume Transformation with Lynn Hazan & Associates– Value $150.
Come raise a glass for science—see you there! 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.