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 13, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Hall, Ballroom
Hermann Hall, South Federal Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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.
August 27, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Osmium Coffee Bar
Osmium Coffee Bar, West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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
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…
June 11, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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
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…