September 13, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Hall, Ballroom
Hermann Hall, South Federal Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Join us for the 2019 Darsh T. Wasan lecture. Ellen Ochoa, Former Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and the first Hispanic woman astronaut will deliver this year’s lecture. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Hermann Hall Gallery Lounge.

September 11, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Northerly Island Park
Northerly Island Visitor Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Just as the summer is starting to cool off we are going to explore the outdoors! Come join us at Northerly Island Park for a guided tour with experts on local plants and animals. Read more…

August 27, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Osmium Coffee Bar
Osmium Coffee Bar, West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Coffee and tea are among the most widely consumed beverages in the world and have received considerable attention regarding health risks and benefits. These beverages are major sources of caffeine, a psychostimulant, but each contains a unique set of chemicals that also contribute to their unique taste and possible health effects. Read more…

July 23, 2019
10:30 am – 3:00 pm

University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East Building, Illinois A Room
UIC Student Center East, South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Come learn about the wild animals that live among us at an interactive research expo followed by a talk by Lincoln Park Zoo’s Dr. Seth Magle!

Cities are built for people, but increasingly house many species of wildlife. These species can range from the familiar, like squirrels and pigeons, to the unusual, like hawks and coyotes. To learn to live with these animals, a scientific approach is needed. Read more…

The recycling industry is in crisis. After decades of growth and public acceptance, nearly all Americans now have access to some type of recycling services. But are these services providing what we expect? How much of what we put into the bins is actually recycled? Read more…

May 30, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital, Third Floor, Conference Room L
250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Register now to attend “Harnessing the body’s immune system to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases” with the renowned 2018 FNIH Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences Winner, Dr. Zhijian ‘James’ Chen!

A recent breakthrough in our war against cancer is the development of therapies that harness our body’s immune system to seek out and destroy tumor cells. While such immunotherapies have significantly prolonged the life of some patients who had previously exhausted all treatment options, the majority of cancer patients still do not benefit from existing immunotherapies. Thus, there is an urgent need to devise new therapies that can benefit a larger population of cancer patients. Read more…