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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March 12, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Did you know there may be quantum calculators in your eyes? The bizarre properties of quantum mechanics are now helping neuroscientists more precisely understand how brains and other living things work. Read more…
March 8, 2019
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Join us on International Women’s Day for the second annual large-scale community-building event, where the focus will be on implicit bias, a critical obstacle to STEM diversity and inclusion. Given the strong evidence that unconscious bias is a driving force behind ongoing gender disparities in STEM (Hill, Corbett et al. 2010), the overall goal of this event will be to discuss the impact of implicit bias in STEM and develop counter-strategies.
February 28, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
McGowan South, Room 108, DePaul University
McGowan South, West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
Resilience, empathy, and plasticity are important parts of the human experience, but how do these traits actually emerge biologically? Read more…
February 20, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jefferson Park Memorial Fieldhouse
4822 North Long Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
Ever wonder if meditation is for you? Or if practicing mindfulness really works? Almost every day, something about meditation and mindfulness appears in the news. The reports suggest that these practices will make us healthier, happier, keep our brains healthy, and make us more successful. Meditation is the new miracle intervention that improves everything for everyone. But what exactly are meditation and mindfulness?
February 6, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Chicago is growing smarter every day. Want to know how? Read more…