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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October 12, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This summer, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed a comprehensive program, called SHIELD, to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. One key to the program is a new, highly-specific test for SARS-CoV-2. Now, with a game-changing new testing procedure available, the University of Illinois System has created a team called SHIELD Illinois to deploy the program across the state. Join University of Illinois leaders to learn how SHIELD works, how it makes testing more effective, and ultimately how the program will be rolled out beyond the University’s campus.
September 15, 2020
Science ECUSA & Cervantes is a program for the promotion of scientific and technological culture, organized by the Cervantes Institute and ECUSA (Spanish Scientists in the U.S.), and composed of a series of monthly meetings that deal with current topics and of high scientific or technological interest presented in a didactic and affordable way for the general public, and with the vocation of bringing to society the latest advances and developments in science.
August 27, 2020
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Virtual - Tune into C2ST's Facebook Live and C2ST TV YouTube
Dr. Kehl-Fie will discuss how a pathogen and host’s struggle for essential metals during an infection informs treatment development and expands our understanding of bacteria!