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.
Check out below what programs we have planned and discover what we’ve hosted in the past.
The following testimonial from a C2ST supporter demonstrates the scope of our programming:
“A few years ago you hosted a talk called “The Science of Addiction”…I am a mother of a son who has been battling heroin addiction (substance abuse disorder)…As a person who taught and believed in science, I was frustrated going to family meetings where I was told repeatedly we were powerless. Then I attended the lecture hosted by C2ST and asked the question of what we could do to help support their research…Thank you so much! This lecture gave me direction and helped me feel like I had a purpose.”
January 25, 2011
Join C2ST and representatives from The Adler Planetarium and NASA’s Luna Institute as we view Earth’s closest neighbor, learn about our relationship with the Moon, and discuss NASA’s near-term strategies for exploring the Moon and why it can be a platform for the next generation of science.
December 9, 2010
Northwestern University Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL, United States
The next decade will be the decade of the WIMP, the best candidate for dark matter. Astronomers tell us dark matter exists, as well as how much there is. Cosmologists have a simple, elegant, compelling explanation for dark matter: a weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) that was produced in the primordial soup. Read more…
December 4, 2010
University of Chicago
5720 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
A Day of Science
PHYSICS WITH A BANG!
Students, families, teachers and especially the curious are invited to attend our annual Holiday Lecture and Open House. Read more…
November 16, 2010
Northwestern University Chicago Campus, Thorne Auditorium
375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology & Children’s Memorial Research Center Present:
“The Immortal Life of HEnrietta LAcks”
Lecture, Book signing and Dinner with
Best-Selling Author Rebecca Skloot
Featuring Special Guests, Veteran Journalist Bill Kurtis
and WLS TV’s John Garcia,
on November 16
October 7, 2010
While the effects of climate change will vary across different ecosystems and sectors, the Great Lakes region is expected to experience large changes in climate during the 21st century. Hear about the impacts of these changes on Great Lakes ecosystems and livelihoods and discuss what the region needs to do to adapt to those changes.
September 21, 2010
Illinois Institute of Technology
3300 South Federal Street, Chicago, IL, United States
By the year 2035, it is estimated that our world’s dependent relationship with liquid fossil fuels will reach a staggering 110 million barrels a day, with the largest increase in consumption coming from the current developing world. Increased concern over global climate change and rising competition for dwindling fossil fuel resources will require scientifically advanced and environmentally friendly solutions to solve our worsening energy supply problems.