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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June 21, 2022
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Limited space in person at The Hideout & Live streaming on Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
The Hideout, West Wabansia Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
How real are the dinosaurs in Jurassic World? Find out and ask your own questions at our Speakeasy on June 21st!
Ever since the 1993 classic Jurassic Park and its subsequent sequels were unleashed into the world, the series has ushered in a new generation of public fascination into prehistoric Earth and inspired a new generation of paleontologists from all over the world. But has the Jurassic Park series been able to keep up with the latest paleontological discoveries, or is the series facing extinction in light of new dinosaur science? Is it possible to tease the paleo-science from paleo-fiction? What is in the realm of possibility or merely speculation concerning these enigmatic, extinct creatures? Join paleontologist Dr. Eric Gorscak in Science Spoilers: Jurassic World as he discusses the evolving science witnessed in both the field of paleontology and in the blockbuster Jurassic Park movie series from the past 30 years.
June 14, 2022
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hughes Auditorium + Streaming live on Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
Networking and refreshments in person only from 4 – 5 pm. The live-stream portion of the program will run from 5 – 6 pm.
What is the difference between chronological age and biological age? How is biological age measured? Humans have accepted cognitive decline, heart disease, and some cancers as a necessary part of the aging process for generations, but is this really the case?
April 28, 2022
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2324 N Fremont St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
On Thursday, April 28th the Chicago Council on Science and Technology will celebrate our 15th year anniversary and hold our largest fundraising event of 2022: Science in the City. The evening supports C2ST’s mission and full spectrum of programming. Your support is critical to our mission. Read more…
April 14, 2022
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Limited space in person at Alulu & Live streaming on Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
Alulu Brewery and Pub, South Laflin Street, Chicago, IL, USA
April 10, 2022
11:00 am – 11:45 am
McCormick Place, 2301 South King Drive, Chicago, IL, USA
Star Trek is a story of exploration that has fascinated us for more than 50 years.
The myriad writers, directors, artists, and technicians responsible for pop culture mega franchises like Star Trek, Star Wars, and the Marvel Universe are arguably some of the most creative of our time. But how do these imagined tech advances and innovations hold up IRL and the ever-ready-to-pick-it-apart nerd community? And can physics and science (as we currently understand them) explain the phenomena seen in the franchise? This is where the scientists come in!
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) will discuss the theme of human exploration and show that, although we cannot change the laws of physics, we have come a long way in understanding them and, perhaps, to applying our knowledge to changing the present and future! C2ST is joined by Trek enthusiasts Dr. Voula Saridakis of the Museum of Science and Industry and Dr. Dirk Morr of the University of Illinois at Chicago. They’ll go over just how much science there is in the science fiction of Star Trek and give us a look at some real scientific discoveries inspired by Star Trek!
April 7, 2022
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
Quantum computing is a type of computation that harnesses the collective properties of quantum states–, such as superposition, interference, and entanglement–, to perform calculations. The devices that perform these quantum computations are known as quantum computers.