Grand Challenges Summit

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges are a grouping of critical problems that must be addressed and solved in order to maintain the United States’ national security, quality of life and sustainable future.

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April 17, 2010

Northwestern University Chicago Campus, Rubloff Hall
222 E Huron St, Chicago, IL, United States

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) in partnership with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Chicago Chapter have come together to bring you its first ever all-day Women in Science Symposium 2010: Building an Identity. The symposium, to be held on April 17th, 2010 will allow women scientists, at the academic, industry and government levels, to better recognize the number and diversity of their counterparts; create a sense of solidarity, and; broaden the spectrum of opportunities for women in Chicagoland.

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April 6, 2010

Shedd Aquarium
1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

For streaming video of this program, please click here.


Prof. David Lodge, University of Notre Dame

Duane Chapman, United States Geological Survey

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March 31, 2010

Northwestern University, Hughes Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Please join us for our first ever Member Networking Forum on March 31st, 2010!

In addition to being a networking event, this event will also encompass the many different aspects of the public education of science.

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March 11, 2010

The University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, United States

U.S. high-school students perform less well in science and math than students in other economically advanced countries do. Dr. Samuel Silverstein, John C. Dalton Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics in the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, created and continues to direct a nationally recognized Summer Work Experience for Professional Teachers (SWEPT) that utilizes the research laboratory experience at a major research university to provide experiences for New York City teachers that ultimately enhances their ability to teach science to their students.

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February 18, 2010

Illinois Institute of Technology,  McCormick Tribune Campus Center
3201 South State Street, Chicago, IL, United States


Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour, Bodine Distinguished Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology

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