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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April 15, 2021
You are cordially invited to “A Window Into Science!”
C2ST is excited to offer three unique behind-the-scenes experiences at Chicagoland’s top science institutions. Have you been missing events and discovering what Chicago has to offer? These events are fully safe, fully online, and fully interactive. Take a break from your digital meetings and schoolwork with this opportunity to explore unique collections from Chicago’s top institutions safely from home. Guests will meet guides and curators from Argonne, the Field Museum, and MSI and will be able to ask questions and further explore the exhibits at the end of the guided tours.
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.
March 29, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Jaleel Abdul-Adil (University of Illinois) and Joseph Archer (Rush University Medical Center) will overview the impacts of remote learning and community violence on mental health the last year has had on families. Courtney Johnson (NAMI-Chicago) will share strategies for managing stress families can practice just in time for Spring Break.
March 27, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
March 22, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
Dr. Livia Tomova (University of Cambridge) will share the research on the effects of acute social isolation on the brain. Ornella Razetto, Social Services Manager for Community Health in Chicagoland, will discuss the impact of social isolation and loneliness on mental health and offer strategies for coping with the blues.