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.”
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.
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
December 6, 2009
Northwestern University Chicago Campus, Thorne Auditorium
375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology, National Geographic, and Project Exploration presented:
For a long time, the Age of Reptiles seemed to belong only to its “stars,” the dinosaurs — but not anymore. Thanks to strange fossils coming out of the Sahara and other places, we now know that it was a world full of bizarre and terrifying crocodiles as well — ones that not only rubbed shoulders with the dinosaurs — but sometimes ate them.
December 2, 2009
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, United States
John Kessler, MD, Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology ; Chairman, Department of Neurology; Director, Northwestern University Stem Cell Insitute, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
November 12, 2009
Northwestern University's Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL, United States
Speaker: Debra Shore – Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
As the demand for fresh water increases, we can no longer think of this natural resource as having an endless supply. Finding safe and environmentally sound ways to reuse our water is becoming an issue of international concern.