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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September 15, 2022
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instituto Cervantes, West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, USA
How do Latine people negotiate their various identities while navigating the STEM world? What methods can we employ to imagine a different STEM landscape–one that is free from the barriers that Latine people face in STEM? How can we foster transformative, critical thinkers within the Latine/x community to best equip them with the challenges they will face should they choose to pursue STEM?
September 13, 2022
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Join The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) and The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) Great Lakes Chapter for a deep dive into sustainable design practices and the research being conducted at the Northwestern University Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center (SQBRC) with a Pecha Kucha, building tours, and reception with educational booths!
August 5, 2022
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
McCormick Place, South King Drive, Chicago, IL, USA
Dinosaurs have captured the imaginations of children and adults for generations. In 1993, dino-fever soared to new heights with the release of Steven Spielberg’s classic science fiction film Jurassic Park (based on Michael Chrichton’s novel of the same name). Since then, there have been five more Jurassic Park films and a slew of comic books, video games, and toys. Dinosaurs show no signs of stopping as they stampede through our collective imagination. Read more…
July 12, 2022
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
In February of this year, Russia invaded Ukraine. Since then, global energy markets have been in a state of flux. With energy companies divesting from Russian providers and strategic oil reserves across Europe and America running dry, the immediate future of conventional energy production and usage is rife with unknowns. To complicate matters further: the direct attacks on Ukrainian nuclear power plants and the stability of Chernobyl renew questions regarding the use of nuclear power. The matter goes beyond energy itself–the increase in military spending will affect social safety nets, such as healthcare, and environmental protection. This panel will synthesize what has happened across global energy markets since February 2022, how that affects us in the present, and how this will change our future energy landscape.
June 30, 2022
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
We live in a complex world, where science and technology do not exist and can not be taught in a vacuum. Traditionally, the movers and shakers in the myriad STEM fields have been straight, white, and masculine. With this in mind, and with an eye towards the future, how can non-white students and young scientists navigate STEM spaces that were not built with them in mind?