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.”
November 3, 2008
Lurie Building - Hughes Auditorium
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL, United States
With Mark Matlock, Senior VP, Research Division – Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
After an extended era of stable energy supplies, from a variety of fossil fuels that began with the industrial revolution change is in the wind. New costs of fossil energy are coming to the forefront that includes: future carbon constraints, the need to pursue more non-conventional sources, and re-distribution of wealth.
October 14, 2008
Montgomery Lecture Hall
The Field Museum, South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States
With Dr. Mark Westneat, Curator of Zoology at the Field Museum and Director of Biodiversity Synthesis Center
Rapid access to information is arguably the defining revolution of our times. The Encyclopedia of Life, an ambitions, even audacious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth.
In Celebration of NASA’s 50th Anniversary, National Aeronautics Space Administration and Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum invited all to participate in a unique day of activities, discussions and exhibitry.
September 24, 2008
Northwestern University - Rubloff Hall, Thorne Auditorium
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States
With Dr. Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Science and technology have become integral parts of the American political agenda. The president and Congress alike deal daily with issues like global climate change, surging demands for affordable energy, biomedical research – including the use of embryonic stem cells — and a continuing need to sustain national competitiveness in science, engineering, and medicine. Read more…
What do the recent funding cuts for Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory mean for the economy in general and the future of Illinois’ scientific community in particular?
This was the official launch event for C2ST, and the featured speaker was Robert Rosner, Ph.D., director of Argonne National Laboratory and president of UChicago Argonne, LLC.
February 21, 2008
Among the many challenges confronting science teachers is the perception that science is detached from the out-of-school lives and interests of students. The challenge is to excite students and hold their attention to learning increasingly complex material that may seem irrelevant to them.